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    UN Agency Delivers Food to Over 30,000 Iraqis in Qayyarah Liberated From Daesh

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    The UN World Food Program (WFP) distributed emergency food kits containing dates, canned food and beans as well as monthly rations of wheat flour, rice, beans and vegetable oil to over 30,000 people in the Iraqi town of Qayyarah liberated from the Daesh terrorist group, according to official statement.

    ROME (Sputnik) — The UN World Food Program (WFP) provided food assistance to over 30,000 people in the Iraqi town of Qayyarah liberated from the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) terrorists in August after two years of siege, the organization said on Tuesday in a press release.

    "Through its local partners Muslim Aid and Women Empowerment Organization, WFP distributed emergency food rations… These rations will provide enough food for more than 30,000 people for a full month," WFP said in a press release.

    According to the press release, the WFP distributed emergency food kits containing dates, canned food and beans as well as monthly rations of wheat flour, rice, beans and vegetable oil.

    The WFP added that food was also supplied to nearly 2,000 displaced people living in shelters in areas surrounding Qayyarah.

    Daesh, a jihadist group outlawed in many countries, including Russia, overran large parts of Syria and Iraq in 2014 amid the ongoing civil war in Syria. The Iraqi government is carrying out anti-Daesh operations in the country's north.

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