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Syria risks another wave of migration, UN food agency warns

The United Nations' World Food Program director told the AP more Syrians will flee the country unless the international community steps in with additional aid.
EDIRNE, TURKEY - MARCH 08: Refugees and migrants walk on a road towards the Pazarkule Border Crossing between Turkey and  Greece on March 08, 2020 in Edirne, Turkey.  Thousands of refugees and migrants have flocked to the Greece, Turkey border after Turkey announced that it would open border gates for a period of 72hrs to allow refugees to cross into European countries after thirty three Turkish soldiers were killed in a Syrian air raid in Idlib. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

The humanitarian situation in Syria is set to worsen unless more international aid is able to reach the population, the United Nations food agency chief told the Associated Press ahead of an international donor conference next week. 

World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley told the AP an increasing number of Syrians, at least one million, are "literally on the brink of starvation.” A further 9.3 million people go to bed hungry. 

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