War-torn Syria's food shortage may lead to U.N.-sponsored humanitarian airdrops

June 3, 2016 2:52 AM

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The United Nations is moving toward organizing airdrops of food, medicine and other aid into besieged communities in Syria because the government has failed to allow comprehensive access over land routes.

Ramzy E. Ramzy, a U.N. deputy special envoy to Syria, told reporters Thursday that airdrops would be authorized if the government did not meet the expectations of both the U.N. and the International Syria Support Group, a coalition of 20 countries working to end five years of civil war.

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