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First UN attempt to deliver food to besieged Syrian city fails

February 25, 2016 - Uncategorized

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The United Nations reported that nearly half of the 21 food pallets meant to be delivered to the besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor via air drop did not reach their intended destination. 

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Wednesday’s air drop was intended to deliver 21 metric tons of food to the city in 21 pallets, according to a statement from the U.N.’s World Food Program emailed to Mashable.

The pallets contained vegetable oil, lentils, rice and salt and, according to the WFP, was enough to feed 2,500 people for one month, part of the WFP’s plan to provide assistance to the city’s nearly 200,000 people. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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