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UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees

Syrian Refugees | 2018-10-12 20:07:00
UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees
The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region.

WFP Executive Director David Beasley told The Associated Press Friday that the agency is "pre-positioning rations for short term, middle range, along the Turkish border."

Beasley says the WFP is working with Turkish, Russian, Syrian, U.S. and other officials "to do what we can to minimize the impact when a war truly goes into full scale mode there."

For now, Turkey and Russia appear to have successfully created a demilitarized zone along Idlib's front lines, after rebels and an al-Qaida-linked alliance pulled back their heavy weapons.

Turkey is already struggling to host some 3 million Syrians.
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