Russia dedicates majority of its contribution to WFP for Syria
DAMASCUS– Russia, as a creditor of the UN World Food Program, decided to dedicate the majority of its remaining contributions to the Program for sending urgent humanitarian relief to Syria.
According to a statement issued by Russia's Embassy in Damascus on Monday, the WFP secretariat was informed of this decision.
Russia's remaining contributions to the WFP for 2012 are estimated at USD 4.5 million.
Russia was the first country to provide humanitarian aid to Syria, in addition to support to the International Committee of the Red Cross, particularly financial support.