Funding Shortfall Causes WFP To Stop Voucher Program For 229K Syrian Refugees In Jordan
Agence France-Presse: Cash-strapped U.N. stops aid to Syria refugees in Jordan
“The U.N. food agency said on Friday it has ceased assistance to 229,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan because of a lack of funds, but will continue to provide for 211,000 others…” (9/4).
Associated Press/Al Jazeera America: U.N. agency forced to cut food aid to 229,000 Syrian refugees
“The cash-strapped World Food Programme (WFP) has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food voucher program in Middle Eastern host countries this year, including 229,000 in Jordan who stopped receiving food aid in September, a spokeswoman said Friday. The sharp cutbacks come at a time when growing numbers of desperate Syrians who initially found refuge in neighboring countries are trying to reach Europe…” (9/4).
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