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Food Aid Being Used As Weapon In Syria, NPR Reports

NPR’s “Morning Edition” examines how food aid is being used in Syria “as a weapon to control the population in both government and rebel territory.” “The civil war in Syria has left millions of people dependent on food aid,” but “delivering that aid to rebel-held areas is an enormous challenge,” NPR notes. “The ongoing conflict … means residents constantly move in search of security and basic necessities, and many groups, including radical Islamists, are winning over those communities by providing food,” NPR’s David Greene says in the report. The program details the current situation in the country and examines how food aid is delivered to the people, with a focus on the concept of “cross border aid” (Amos/Greene, 7/29).