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WFP To Resume Food Aid To Syria After Success With Online Fundraising Campaign

New York Times: U.N. Food Agency to Resume Aid to Syrians After Donors Step Up
“The United Nations said Tuesday that it would soon resume food aid to Syrian refugees after a successful emergency appeal through social media, which brought an outpouring of financial support from thousands of people and a number of Middle Eastern and European governments…” (Cumming-Bruce, 12/9).

Reuters: WFP restarts food aid for Syrian refugees after campaign
“The U.N. World Food Program is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted program…” (Westall, 12/9).

U.N. News Centre: Surpassing fundraising goal, U.N. agency restarts urgent food aid for Syrian refugees
“…The campaign, which elicited one dollar donations from the public through online contributions, quickly raised more than $80 million, far surpassing the pre-established $64 million goal the WFP had set. The electronic vouchers will now be uploaded with an average amount of $30 per family member available for immediate use in local shops while the excess amount will allow for some funding to carry through to January…” (12/9).

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