WFP fears funding shortfall will impede delivery of "food and hope" in Syria

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WFP food distribution in Syria (WFP@PHOTO)

The World Food Programme (WFP) warns that a lack of funding could affect food distribution to Syrian refugees as early as this month.

Muhannad Hadi, WFP Emergency Coordinator for Syria, says the agency requires $27 million each week to distribute rations to more than five million people in the country or who have fled to neighbouring states.

Hadi is in New York on Tuesday to update journalists on WFP's work in Syria. With needs mounting and the crisis deepening, he fears WFP will not be able to bring "food and hope" beyond August.

Prior to the briefing, Hadi sat down with UN Radio's Dianne Penn to discuss the financial and logistical challenges of mounting what he calls "a major-league operation."

Duration: 4’21″

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