WFP sends food to civilians in besieged Syrian town

ROME, June 10 (KUNA) — The World Food Programme has dispatched food supplies, the first time since 2012, to the encircled Syrian town of Daraya in the Damascus countryside.
The WFP said in a statement on Friday that the programme teams delivered necessary food to Syrian families, sufficient for a month, in a joint convoy with other international organizations and the Syrian Red Crescent. The convoy also carried medical supplies to the estimated 4,000 populace in Daraya, delivered late on Thursday.
It added that further supplies would be dispatched to nine other besieged Syrian towns as part of June’s humanitarian operations, with consent of the Syrian Government to allow delivery of relief supplies to all regions.
The WFP also reported delivery of food, enough for a month, by air to 100,000 people in the surrounded town of Deir Al-Zor. The statement said that the program secured in early June food supplies to 1.4 million people in various Syrian regions as part of a plan to provide necessities to four million civilians in the troubled country.
The program also provides such aid to some 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. (end) mn.rk