US$64m target set to reinstate food vouchers for Syrian refugees

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Syrian boy at a WFP distribution centre in Damascus. WFP-Dina_El-Kassaby

Sixty-four million dollars has been set as the target for a 72-hour fundraising campaign to help Syrian refugees.

On Monday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced that it was suspending the provision of food vouchers to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees due to a lack of funding.

Those people fled Syria over the past three years as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country.

Now people around the world are being asked to contribute one US dollar in order to pay for the reinstatement of the vouchers.

Reem Abaza asked Laure Chadraoui who is a WFP Spokesperson based in Dubai about the campaign.

Duration: 2' 04"

 

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