UN Asks People to Give $1 Each for Syrian Refugees
The World Food Program launched an unusual campaign today to raise 1 dollar contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to Syrian refugees who won't be getting any UN help in December.
The 72-hour campaign effort comes two days after the UN food agency announced it was forced to suspend food vouchers to 1.7 million Syrians refugees because it doesn't have the 64 million dollars to cover the cost.
The WFP warned the suspension would force many Syrian families who fled to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt to go hungry.
WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said in a statement "Even one dollar can make a difference.