Syrian fighting is preventing food aid getting through to 1m people, says UN

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Jan 8 2013, 12:59:55

UN's World Food Programme says heavy fighting has left it unable to deliver food to hardest-hit places in war-torn Syria

The United Nations warned on Tuesday it was unable to deliver food to up to 1 million hungry and desperate Syrians because of spiralling violence across the country and a lack of fuel.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said nearly 2.5 million people - most of them internally displaced by the fighting - needed emergency food aid. But WFP is only able to reach 1.5 million of them, as the situation on the ground worsens, it said.

"Food needs are growing in Syria," Elisabeth Brys, a WFP spokeswoman, said. She added that it was increasingly difficult "to reach the hardest-hit places", after almost two years of continuous fighting, upheaval and civil war.

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