New WFP chief hears stories of loss in Syria, Lebanon

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Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley (centre) and Regional Director Muhannad Hadi (left) speaking to Nagwan, a 73-year-old woman displaced from her home in Syria. She depends on WFP food assistance. Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa

The new Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) has been hearing for himself "heart-breaking stories" of loss and need in conflict-affected Syria.

David Beasley, a former governor of the US state of South Carolina, has just finished a three-day visit to the war-torn country, as well as Lebanon, which is hosting more than one million refugees from neighbouring Syria.

He said WFP was feeding almost four million in Syria each month, and called on donors to continue supporting the growing humanitarian needs in conflict-affected areas across the world.

Mr Beasley spoke to May Yaacoub.

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