Syria: ‘Every story is moving’, UN food relief agency calls for more access 

9 March 2020

Wrapping up a two-day visit to the northwest part of Syria last week, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley stressed the urgent need to provide families with basic services.  

The visit comes amid a dangerous escalation in northwest Syria and as the conflict is about to enter its 10th year.  

During their trip, they met nine-year old schoolchildren who were born the year the war started and are catching up on their learning after years of missing out. 

Describing the situation on the ground, WFP’s Regional Head of Communications, Abeer Etefe, told UN News’s Shirin Yaseen, that behind each Syrian there’s a moving personal story.  

Audio Credit:
 Shirin Yaseen, UN News - Arabic
Audio Duration:
7'

 

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