UN warnings: Syria is facing hunger
Hunger rates in Syria have reached record levels, according to estimates by the World Food Program.
According to the international warning of the organization, “nearly 12 years after the outbreak of the conflict, 12 million people do not know where their next meal will come from, while 2.9 million are at risk of slipping into hunger.”
Today, Syria records the sixth highest number in the world in terms of food insecurity, according to the program, which also warned of increasing rates of malnutrition of children and their mothers at an unprecedented rate, according to the statement.
“If we do not deal with this humanitarian crisis in Syria, the situation will worsen in a way that we cannot imagine,” said David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Program during a visit to Damascus this week, warning that “this may lead to a new wave of displacement.” Like the one that swept Europe in 2015,” he asked, “Is this what the international community wants?”