UN agency forced to cut food aid to 229,000 Syrian refugees

by Karin Laub

Children play amid garbage at an informal Syrian refugee settlement near Zahle, Lebanon. Photo: Sam Tarling/The Washington Post

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The cash-strapped World Food Program has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food voucher program in Middle Eastern host countries this year, including 229,000 in Jordan who stopped receiving food aid in September, a spokeswoman said Friday.