WFP Urges Syrian Humanitarian Pause for Crop Harvest

May 26, 2015 9:35 AM

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The U.N. food agency is calling for a humanitarian pause in fighting in Syria to let farmers harvest their crops and get them to market.

The World Food Program says indications are that 2015 harvest will exceed last year's. WFP's executive director Ertharin Cousin says it's critical that the food reach parts of the country where people need it, given the huge numbers of Syrians who have been forced to flee their homes because of figh...

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