Syrian situation – bad to worse, says WFP Emergency Coordinator

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A Syrian refugee smiles as she carries food from the World Food Programme (WFP) home to her family.

The situation in Syria has gone from bad to worse, says Muhannad Hadi, the World Food Programmes's Emergency Coordinator for Syria.

Mr. Hadi, who was in Syria last week, says this month, WFP will deliver food to about three million people inside the country and more than one million outside the country.

He says the crisis has escalated to the point that without WFP deliveries, people would definitely go hungry.

“I want you to imagine a mother who is waiting for the World Food Programme to deliver food. We may have a pipeline break next month. Next month, if we don't get funding, the World Food Programme may not deliver food to the displaced people in Syria. As a mother, I want you to imagin, how would you feel knowing that you were supposed to receive food on a day, waiting for the trucks of the World Food Programme to arriveto bring you food and hope and we just don't show up. “

Mr. Hadi says WFP has only one agenda – to provide food to the people who need it based on neutrality.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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