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WFP says serious food shortages in Falluja, besieged by Iraqi army

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Humanitarian disaster is looming in the western Iraq city of Falluja, an Islamic State stronghold under siege by security forces, where tens of thousands of people face food shortages, the United Nations World Food ... read more

UN says food situation in Iraq's Falluja extremely worrying

... for 60,000 civilians trapped in the besieged Iraqi city of Falluja is extremely worrying and likely to deteriorate unless aid gets into the city, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Monday. The Iraqi army, police and Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim ... read more

UN warns of critical food shortage in Syria's E. Ghouta

World Food Programme says some 110,000 ... Food Programme (WFP) delivered last [Monday] night urgently needed food assistance to support tens of thousands of Syrians living in extremely difficult conditions in Eastern Ghouta, a besieged area on the ... read more

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