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UN World Food Program suspends food aid to Syria

On Monday, the UN World Food Program announced it would suspend its food aid to Syria because of a lack of funds. The program currently helps feed about 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Refugees are given vouchers and are able to purchase food in local shops. Lina Sergie Attar, co-founder of the Karam Foundation, has just returned from the Syrian border where she was running technology and entrepreneurship workshops for students. She joins us to discuss the impact of the cuts. (photo: A Syrian refugee woman with her children prepares food in a camp for Syrians who fled their country’s civil war. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari, File))

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