Food prices soared by more than 200 percent in less than a year due to the free-fall in neighbouring Lebanon's economy and Covid-19 lockdown measures in Syria, the World Food Programme has said.
Children in Yemen are most at risk, suffering and dying from acute malnutrition as they end up internally displaced and unable to continue their studies.
The Kremlin also rebuffed criticism from US President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian military action in Idlib, saying it was needed to shut down rebel attacks being launched from there.
A UN-backed food security report said South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although the situation is still critical and millions face food insecurity.
International communities mount pressure on Assad regime to allow international humanitarian aid to start relief efforts in besieged areas.
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