U.N. Report Warns Drought In Syria Further Threatens Food Security

Media outlets discuss a new U.N. report (.pdf) warning that drought could worsen an already fragile food security situation in Syria.

Al Jazeera: U.N.: Syria drought to deepen food crisis
“The United Nations has warned that a looming drought in Syria could push millions more people into hunger and exacerbate a refugee crisis caused by the three-year conflict…” (4/9).

BBC News: U.N. warns of Syria food shortage due to looming drought
“…The World Food Programme (WFP) said rainfall since September has been less than half the long-term average. At the same time, WFP food aid has been cut by a fifth due to a lack of funds from international donors…” (4/8).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency assists record number of Syrians amidst rising fears of drought impact
“While noting that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record four million Syrians in March, a new report out today highlights that, with only one month left in the rainy season, a potential drought may strain the country’s already fragile food security situation…” (4/8).