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Switzerland: WFP, UNICEF appeal for safe food passage, warn of education crisis in Syria01:00

Switzerland: WFP, UNICEF appeal for safe food passage, warn of education crisis in Syria

Switzerland, Geneva
September 7, 2018 at 22:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Representatives from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) expressed serious concern over food stores and the education crisis in Syria during a presser in Geneva on Friday.

Senior Spokesperson for the WFP Herve Verhoosel urged involved parties to protect lives and provide for safe aid passage to civilians.

UNICEF underlined the education crisis affecting Syrian school-goers via spokesperson Christophe Boulierac, detailing the conditions of schools nation-wide.

"In Syria, let me remind you that one in three schools cannot be used because they are destroyed, damaged, sheltering displaced families or are being used for military purposes," he said.

The statements came amid growing international concern over escalating tensions in Idlib where the last enclave of Al-Nusra militants reside.

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Representatives from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) expressed serious concern over food stores and the education crisis in Syria during a presser in Geneva on Friday.

Senior Spokesperson for the WFP Herve Verhoosel urged involved parties to protect lives and provide for safe aid passage to civilians.

UNICEF underlined the education crisis affecting Syrian school-goers via spokesperson Christophe Boulierac, detailing the conditions of schools nation-wide.

"In Syria, let me remind you that one in three schools cannot be used because they are destroyed, damaged, sheltering displaced families or are being used for military purposes," he said.

The statements came amid growing international concern over escalating tensions in Idlib where the last enclave of Al-Nusra militants reside.

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