WFP aims to drop food, aid supplies by parachute in Syria’s Deir al-Zor

GENEVA-The U.N. food agency is planning to drop food and other life-saving assistance by parachute to 200,000 people in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, besieged by Islamic State, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The WFP, which provides logistics support for U.N. aid operations, would use a single aircraft initially, possibly a cargo plane already deployed for air drops in South Sudan.



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