WFP Urgently Needs $45m for Iraq

By John Lee.

A report from KUNA says that the UN World food program (WFP) urgently requires $45 million (54 billion Iraqi dinars) to continue its Emergency Operation in Iraq until June.

Elisabeth Byrs, WFP Senior Communications Officer , Geneva Spokesperson told a press briefing that the humanitarian situation in the cities of Samarra in Salah al-Din and Al-Baghdadi in Anbar is worsening.

WFP is sending 3,000 ready-to-eat-food rations, enough to feed 15,000 people for three days, to the besieged city of Al-Baghdadi in Anbar governorate, due to arrive on March 15, she revealed. Logistics teams on the ground have identified a safe route through Kerbala to reach Al-Baghdadi.

(Source: KUNA)

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