Drought in Syria exacerbates hunger crisis

The UN agricultural organization FAO expects a “significantly lower” harvest of wheat, the most important staple food, this season compared to the previous year, as the FAO representative in Syria, Michael Robson, told the German press agency.

Welthungerhilfe warned that the number of people in need who are dependent on humanitarian aid will increase dramatically. “The hunger situation of the people in Syria is already absolutely catastrophic,” said Syria coordinator Konstantin Witschel.