Aleppo, Syria: Fortified snacks bring critical nutrition to schoolchildren

Principal of a school backed by the World Food Programme reveals her hopes of success for her pupils

Jessica Lawson
Jul 29, 2020 · 4 min read
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Before the pandemic, children received the bars every day — for many it was their only meal of the morning. Photo: WFP/Hussam Alsaleh
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Asmaa supports more than 600 students each day in rural Aleppo. Photo: WFP/Hussam Alsaleh
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The bars provide one-third of the nutrition children need each day. Photo: WFP/Hussam Alsaleh
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After a snack, the students are able to concentrate better in class. Photo: WFP/Hussam Alsaleh
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In addition to nutrition, children in Aleppo need help processing trauma. Photo: WFP/Hussam Alsaleh

Read more about WFP’s work in Syria.

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