October 12, 2019 / 10:43 AM / 8 days ago

More than 100,000 people displaced so far amid violence in Syria: U.N. World Food Programme

FILE PHOTO: A woman with a baby sits at a back of a truck as they flee Ras al Ain town, Syria October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

VIENNA (Reuters) - More than 100,000 people from the towns of Ras Al-Ayn and Tal Abyad have been displaced by the escalation of violence in Syria, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Saturday.

The World Food Programme and its partners will still support people in the northeast despite a deterioration in the security situation, it said. About 580,000 of the people it feeds in the region are currently living in Kurdish-controlled areas.

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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