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U.N. Agencies Continue To Deliver Humanitarian Aid In Syria Despite Violence

“While violence continues unabated in many parts of Syria, United Nations agencies are working to deliver humanitarian assistance, in spite of difficult security conditions and restricted access to various areas, a spokesperson for the world body said [Friday],” the U.N. News Centre reports. According to the news service, “the World Food Programme (WFP) is planning to increase its distributions to reach three million people, up from the current 2.5 million” by the end of the year; “the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has reached more than 58,000 people with food assistance and 59,000 people with cash assistance in the past two weeks”; and the WHO “has also continued its work inside the country, supporting the ministry of health in Damascus with essential and communicable disease medicines to treat more than 90,000 people” (7/19).