Flüchtlingshilfe eingestellt

02. Dezember 2014, von Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

Der Winter kommt, es werden täglich mehr Flüchtlinge, die ersten sind schon erfroren, die Situation in unzähligen Unterkünften und Lagern ist schier unerträglich und nun dies. Für Flüchtlinge ist eben kein Geld da. Sollen sie doch verhungern, dann kommen sie wenigstens nicht am Ende gar noch nach Europa:

The World Food Program has suspended emergency food vouchers to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees on the eve of winter, setting the stage for “devastating” consequences, the organization said Monday.

“Without WFP vouchers, many families will go hungry,” the agency said in a statement issued in its headquarters in Rome. “For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences of halting this assistance will be devastating.The United Nations food program has long provided vouchers that allow registered refugees to purchase foodstuffs in shops in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. The vouchers’ monetary value is loaded onto debit cards provided to the refugees.

But many financial commitments from nations and other donors remain unfulfilled, the group said, forcing it to suspend the program due to a $64-million shortfall in funds needed to support refugees in December.

Quelle: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-un-syria-20141201-story.html

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