UN Alarmed By Pictures Of ISIS Logos On Its Syria Food Aid
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has declared itself “extremely concerned” by photographs showing its food parcels being handed out in Syria with Islamic State logos on them.
Images circulating on social media show food being distributed from cardboard boxes with “Islamic State in Syria” labels pasted over the WFP logo.
Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, rules over millions of people in Syria and Iraq, and keeping the public fed is part of its effort to portray its “caliphate” as a genuine government.
To get food and medicine to areas ruled by Islamic State, the U.N. says it relies on partner humanitarian organizations such as the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), which told Reuters on Tuesday that it negotiates access with Islamic State but distributes all aid itself.