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U.S., Britain Must Alleviate Syrian, Other Refugee Crises

The Guardian: Britain and the U.S. must help mend the Syrian refugee crisis they helped create Simon Jenkins, journalist and author “…Some four million people are living in camps reliant on the U.N.’s World Food Programme, not to mention other camps caused by wars in Sudan, Somalia, and the Central…

World Must Do More To Address Hunger

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Fighting Hunger Abroad William Lambers, author “The world needs to pay attention to the cries of hunger coming from Syria … Today, the public is a powerful force in raising money and awareness about the hunger facing Syria’s war victims. … [W]e are…

Food Price Index Holds Steady For 3rd Consecutive Month, FAO Reports

U.N. News Centre: Food prices, stable for third straight month, appear to have ‘bottomed out’ — U.N. “After some volatile movements in recent months, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index held steady in November, marking the third consecutive month of stability…” (12/4).

WFP Launches Social Media Campaign To Raise Funds For Syrian Refugee Voucher Program

Associated Press: U.N. asks people to give $1 each for Syrian refugees “The World Food Programme launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise $1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to Syrian refugees who won’t be getting any U.N. help in December…”…

Editorials Urge Global Community To Fund Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

The Guardian: The Guardian view on the Syrian crisis: if we can’t tackle the cause, at least we should deal with symptoms Editorial Board “…In a decision intended to ring alarm bells, the United Nations’ World Food Programme has announced that it is suspending food aid in the region because…