UN slashes food aid to Syrian refugees

by Liz Sly

This is the Domiz camp in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region. 1.6 million refugees living in countries nearby Syria had the per-capita ­ration allowance cut from $27 to $19 a month in December, and the amount will be reduced to $13.50 a month soon — half the calculated minimum that the refugees need to survive. Photo: IRIN News

By Liz Sly July 1, 2015
BEIRUT — The United Nations said Wednesday that it is slashing food aid for Syrians because of funding shortfalls that are already deepening the suffering of millions of refugees from their country’s protracted civil war.