Member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, Zuhair Muhammad, called on the World Food Program (WFP) to reconsider its decision to reduce the size of the food baskets being provided to the internally displaced people (IDPs) in northwestern Syria. He described the decision as unrealistic and contrary to the humanitarian needs and the tragic conditions the IDPs in northwestern Syria are living in.
Muhammad called on the United Nations and its humanitarian organizations to step up efforts to increase the amount of relief aid in proportion to the bitter reality of our people in northern Syria. He stressed that the WFP decision may be counterproductive and may lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.
The WFP had issued a decision to reduce the size of food baskets being provided to the IDPs in northwestern Syria. It came in a notice that the WFP’s Director of the Office and Emergency Coordinator in Northwest Syria sent to partners on the ground. It is the fourth reduction of its kind in two years.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)