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Russia will contribute to the Foundation of the world food programme of the UN $ 20 million on “providing food, nutrition and livelihood to the population affected by the conflict in Syria.” The funds, which will feed the Syrians, will be allocated from the Federal budget. The corresponding order published on the government website.
It is noted that up to 12 million will be used to purchase food from Russian companies and their delivery to Syria domestic suppliers. The Ministry of foreign Affairs was instructed to notify the Deposit by the government of Syria and the world food program and the emergency situations Ministry to agree on the conditions of supply and order food procurement in the Russian market.
In October of 2019, it was reported that Russia could transfer to Syria of two additional infantry battalions and light armored vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to reinforce the contingent of military police. In total, the country had to send 276 military police and 33 units of equipment.
The civil war in Syria began in March 2011. The main participants of the conflict — government forces controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, the so-called moderate opposition and Islamist groups. The opposition support the United States and European countries, Russia is on the side of Assad.
In may it became known that Russia will help North Korea to overcome severe drought. In the first five months of the year 2019 in the country fell on average 54.4 mm of rainfall, which was the lowest level since 1982. The UN warned that food stocks in North Korea will not be enough until the next harvest, with the threat of famine may face 10 million people.
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