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12.4 million people in Syria face food insecurity this year, says WFP

 

  • The World Food Program said that an additional 4.5 million Syrians have become food insecure over the past year, bringing the total number of people on the brink of hunger to a record 12.4 million. 
  • The UN agency said that an economic crisis, job losses amid the pandemic and soaring food prices have added up to the suffering of Syrian people worn down by a decade of conflict. 
  • After 10 years of conflict, Syrian families have exhausted their savings as they face a spiralling economic crisis.