UN air-drops food in Syria

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ The UN attempted to air-drop 21 tons of food to more than 200,000 civilians in the besieged city of Deir el-Zour in Syria on Feb. 24. The World Food Programme (WFP) stated that it has not been able to reach the civilian population of Dier el-Zour since March 2014. Wednesday’s drop was the first high altitude drop the WFP has tried over Syria. However, most of the food aid missed its intended recipients. Ten of the 21 pallets of food are unaccounted for, as they drifted away from the city due to high winds and … Continue reading UN air-drops food in Syria