Shame the World Food Program Into Action

chemical attack in eastern ghouta (393K)
4th Recent Chemical Attack on Eastern Ghouta (Bellingcat)

March 15, 2018. Eastern Ghouta, Idlib, and other areas are under siege from Assad forces. Today it was announced Afrin is under siege by Turkey and some Syrian FSA units.

The World Food Program did airdrops and drone drops of food to Deir Ezzor in Syria (areas controlled by Assad) in 2016 and 2017.
It could do the same for other besieged areas, but it doesn't. It must be shamed into action.

Drone drops of food, medicine and supplies are a particularly good method of providing relief. Drones now can carry hundreds of pounds and can fly 500 miles. If they're shot down there's no loss of life. A British parliamentary group has been advocating aid to Syrians via drones for over a year. They even know the best model of drone to use.

The WFP headquarters is in Rome. Activists could start sending it angry emails and criticize it in the media. Here is their WFP contact page The Executive Director of the WFP is David Beasley, former governor of South Carolina

In the U.S. their headquarters is in Washington, DC on 1725 Eye Street NW, Suite 510
This is their DC Contact page. Their page includes phone #

These are their listed media coordinators in Rome
Frances Kennedy

Communications Officer - Italy HQ - Global Issues Landline: +39 06 6513 3725
Mobile Phone: +39 346 7600806

Jane Howard
Global Media Coordinator - Italy HQ - Global Issues
Landline: +39 06 6513 2321
Mobile Phone: +39 346 7600 521

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