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WFP director to make speech on Syria at UN

The director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will be making a speech about Syria before the Security Council on Wednesday. The speech will take place at 10 a.m. eastern time.

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Update on Syrian peace talks and hunger crisis

The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said today that Syrian peace talks have been delayed until Friday, January 29. The talks were scheduled to start on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland.

However, Mistura said there were disagreements on who would be invited to the talks. The peace effort aims to end the five-year civil war between the government and rebels.

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Humanitarians encourage Syrian peace talks

Kerry urged an end to the five year conflict between the government and rebels. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have died, while millions more face severe food shortages.

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UNICEF doctor says Syrian children need life-saving Plumpy’Nut

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Syria Needs Its Own Peace of Christmas Eve

Secretary of State John Kerry says, “the time is now to stop the killing in Syria and lay the groundwork for a government that the long-suffering people of that battered land can support.”

Ending the civil war in Syria can bring relief to the over 13 million Syrians who have suffered from food and medicine shortages. Peace in Syria can rally all the necessary power to defeat the terrorist group ISIS (Daesh) which has thrived because of the chaos of the war.

Clearly we all need peace in Syria. That would be the best holiday gift for the whole world.

See my commentary at The Huffington Post.

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Syria: airstrikes displace civilians, food supplies destroyed

The United Nations says that airstrikes by Syria‘s government and allies have intensified in the northwest part of the country. Also, in a report released yesterday, the Norwegian Refugee Council says relief agencies have been forced to suspend operations in these conflict zones. This at a time when civilians are most in need.

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My History News Network Thanksgiving Column

This Thanksgiving season take a moment and let your mind wander back to the autumn of 1947. That’s when the Greatest Generation again rose to meet a challenge and help those in need.

They started the tradition of setting aside a plate at the Thanksgiving table for a “silent guest,” one of the world’s hungry.

See my full commentary at The History News Network

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Study shows drastic impact of food aid cuts to Syrians

The UN World Food Programme (WFP), in a report released today, says that food ration cuts quickly have a drastic impact on Syrian refugees. In September, WFP did an assessment on Syrian families in Jordan who were no longer receiving WFP assistance.

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ISIS starving civilians in Syria, Iraq with blockade

The Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS), which has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris, France on Friday, continues to starve hundreds of thousands of civilians in Syria and Iraq. The terrorist group is blocking humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in the two war-torn countries.

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Plumpy’Nut needed in Northern Syria

The food Plumpy’Nut is desperately needed for hungry children in northern Syria, according to a new report released by the United Nations.

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