Grappling with severe fuel shortages and winter temperatures that drop below freezing, Syrians are spending hours in line every day for gasoline or a few loaves of bread at soaring prices as President Bashar Assad’s regime faces mounting difficulties in providing basic services to its people.
The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday it plans to continue providing food for 1.5 million people in Syria until at least June next year, a sign it expects hunger to persist in a protracted civil war. The United Nations agency set the target of 1.5 million months ago and finally reached it in […]
Hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to feed their families in the parts of Syria hardest hit by violence, activists and aid workers say, with access to food cut off by ruined infrastructure, rocketing prices and, say some, security forces who steal and spoil food supplies.
The United Nations launched an appeal to the international community to send humanitarian aid to Syria. The aid is aimed at feeding 1.5 million Syrian people although, “for the time being, they don’t see the need” for humanitarian corridors or free zones.