WFP restarts food aid for Syrian refugees after campaign

December 9, 2014 11:52 AM

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WFP restarts food aid for Syrian refugees after campaign

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. World Food Program is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted program.

The WFP said on Dec. 1 it was suspending the aid because it had run out of money. This meant electronic vouchers allowing refugees to buy food in stores were not topped up for December, putting them at risk of hunger during the harsh winter period.

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