UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations has said that one of its agencies, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) required 121 million dollars funding to alleviate food insecurity in Syria.
Farhan Haq, Deputy UN Spokesman, said in New York on Tuesday.
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Haq said the funding was urgently needed to prevent further deterioration of the food insecurity situation and collapse of regional food chains affected by the Syrian crisis.
He said the appeal had become imperative because over 50 per cent of livestock have been lost and the cereal harvest has since dropped by half.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Haq said series of pledges have been made but not all the pledges were honored. (Xinhua/NAN)