Lebanon's Syrian refugees risk starvation. (Ratib Al Safadi - Anadolu Agency)
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A few days ago, Abu Mohammad took his battered Nokia phone from his pocket and read a text message from the United Nations World Food Program on the pixilated screen.Mohammad, a Syrian refugee from Raqqa, and his family are among those hit hardest by the WFP's funding crisis and ensuing reductions in food assistance.When Abu Mohammad and his family arrived in Lebanon after fleeing the terror of ISIS in 2014, each refugee received $27 per month to buy food.In January, a funding crunch forced the WFP to limit the monthly food assistance to $19 per refugee per month.Some refugees, like Abu Mohammad, are afforded a small financial cushion by working.Refugees like Abu Jassem and those in his camp rely solely on the WFP's monthly cash allocations to buy food.
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