Around 28,000 residents of Aleppo will receive urgent food assistance from the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). Since clashes began in Syria’s second city, and as the situation rapidly deteriorates, food rations have already been delivered to 40,000 people. 200,000 people have fled Aleppo since the fighting began nearly two weeks ago. In July alone, the WFP provided food assistance to 541,575 people in Syria. They had hoped to reach 850,000 people, but intense fighting in locations such as Rural Damascus, Homs, Hama, Deir Ezzor and Aleppo, prevented the WFP from doing so.