WFP officer says world must stand by Syria

Dina El-Kassaby of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will never give up on Syria. Traveling inside the war-torn country, El-Kassaby is trying to bring the world the stories of Syrians, who might otherwise be forgotten.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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Syrians under siege are blocked from humanitarian aid

The United Nations reports that humanitarian aid cannot reach 212,000 Syrians who are living under siege. The situation for these war victims is becoming more desperate each day.

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Cyclone Pam causes a food crisis

Cyclone Pam has caused major damage to food supplies in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific.

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Japan a friend to the hungry in South Sudan

The government of Japan has once again come through for the hungry and poor.

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Hunger in Syria and Iraq

We must also remember the other enemy Iraqis and Syrians are facing: hunger.

See my full letter in the New York Times section Helping the Victims in Syria and Iraq. It is the second letter from the top.

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Syria’s Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

As Syria’s tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can’t forget the silent enemy that civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international community, must do everything possible to feed Syria’s war victims.

Read the article at The Huffington Post.

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Four Years On: A WFP Staffer Reflects On Her Experience In Syria

WFP Communications Officer Dina El-Kassaby has been working on the relief effort in Syria, including visiting hundreds of refugees and other people whose lives have been destroyed.

Here, she provides a personal account of theĀ current conditions on the ground, and the efforts WFP is making to help those affected. She also sounds a note of hope for the future.

Read her article at the World Food Program USA.

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