U.N. feeds record 3.8 million in Syria but concerned by malnutrition




 
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January 14th, 2014  
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Topic: U.N. feeds record 3.8 million in Syria but concerned by malnutrition


By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) delivered rations to a record 3.8 million people in Syria in December, but civilians in eastern provinces and besieged towns near the capital remain out of reach, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The agency voiced concern at reports of malnutrition in besieged areas, especially of children caught up in the nearly three-year-old civil war, and called for greater access. "WFP is gravely concerned about people who live in areas under siege. Their nutrition situation is expected to have deteriorated significantly," spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs told a news briefing in Geneva.




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