The United Nations (UN) announced that 12.4 million Syrians do not regularly get enough safe food, indicating that a new plan is being worked on to deliver humanitarian aid to aid the Syrians.
On the other hand, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock explained, according to the “Russia Today” news channel. Today, Friday: 60 percent of Syrians do not receive food regularly, pointing out that about 4.5 million additional people have joined Syrians who are unable to obtain food regularly, during the past year.
And he considered that this increase is not surprising because the fragile Syrian economy has suffered from multiple shocks during the past 18 months, such as the significant decline in the value of the lira.
He added that as a result of the economic crises more than 70 percent of Syrians have incurred new debts over the past year.
He also pointed out that Syrian families are sending their children to work instead of school so that they can feed them.
Lowcock revealed that more than half a million Syrian children under the age of five are suffering from stunting as a result of chronic malnutrition, expressing his grave concern about the increase in this number.
Last September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “FAO” confirmed that the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on global trade is unprecedented and affects all food supplies in the world.
The organization called for reorientation and expansion of its scope in relation to trade and food safety in conjunction with the global Corona pandemic.
The FAO said, on its official Twitter account, that the impact of COVID-19 on global trade is unprecedented and affects all aspects of food supply chains.
The FAO is reorienting and expanding its work on trade standards and food safety, and it must be a population.” The world is part of the solution to rebuilding better.”