EU Donates $8.9Mln To Aid World Food Program Operations In Syria - Statement
Umer Jamshaid 11 days ago Tue 13th August 2019 | 08:30 PM
UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th August, 2019) The UN World Food Program's said in a press release on Tuesday that the European Union has contributed $8.9 million to support the agency's assistance operations in Syria.
"The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has welcomed a new contribution of EUR 8 million [$8.9 million] from the European Union," the release said. "The funds will enable WFP to continue its lifesaving food assistance operations in Syria."
The WFP explained the donation would assist in continuing the provision of items, including rice, bulgur wheat, vegetable oil, sugar and canned food, sufficient for a family of five people for one month in Syria's 14 governorates.
The government forces regained control over most of the country's territories in 2017 and concluded a ceasefire agreement with the opposition. The focus has since shifted toward reaching a political settlement, the return of refugees and rebuilding the country.