Access to Syria becomes "more restricted by the day", says WFP

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Syrian refugee children at a school in a refugee camp in Lebanon. (UNifeed – video capture)

Getting food aid inside Syria is becoming "more and more restricted by the day", the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.

In May, WFP dispatched food for 3.2 million people inside Syria- down from April's distribution where 3.9 million people received assistance.

Elisabeth Byrs, a spokesperson for the agency, says their goal is to reach more than four-and-a-quarter million people.

"Once again because of the situation and insecurity inside the country, our work becomes harder and more complicated inside Syria to reach the populations in need of food aid. Every day the work becomes more difficult and access becomes more restricted."  (17″)

Close to one million people in the country are at risk of food insecurity.

Almost 600,000 are considered in urgent need of assistance in both Deir Ezzor and Ar-Raqqa governorates.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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