Syria conflict having "profound impact" on food and agriculture

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In Madaya, Syria, local community members help offload and distribute humanitarian aid supplies. Photo: WFP/Hussam Al Saleh

Nearly nine million people in Syria are going hungry due to the ongoing conflict there, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports.

With the crisis entering its sixth year, the UN agency is urging world leaders to make food security a priority concern when they meet in London this Thursday for a major Syria donors' conference.

Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, says investing in agriculture will benefit Syria in both the short and long terms.

He spoke to Sandra Ferrari.

Duration: 4'07″

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