WFP suspends food aid for 1.7 mln Syrian refugees

GENEVA, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A lack of funds has forced the U.N. World Food Programme to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, it said on Monday.

"Without WFP vouchers, many families will go hungry. For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences of halting this assistance will be devastating," said WFP, which needs $64 million to support the refugees for the rest of December. (Reporting by Tom Miles Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)