WFP Airdrops Food Aid To Syrian City Besieged Since March 2014

Associated Press: U.N. Airdrops Food Aid to Besieged Syrian City
“A U.N. agency has used parachutes to air drop food aid to a Syrian city under siege since March 2014. The Rome-based World Food Programme says the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, its local partner, collected 22 of 26 pallets dropped Sunday from a chartered aircraft for the hungry in Deir el-Zour, eastern Syria. WFP was working to discover what happened to the other four pallets…” (4/11).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. food aid reaches besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor by air
“…[The area is] controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh). … A total of 20 metric tons of urgently needed food supplies — mainly beans, chickpeas, and rice, and enough to feed 2,500 people for one month — were dropped from high altitude by a WFP-chartered aircraft, the agency said in a press release…” (4/10).