Aleppo, Syria.
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Aid workers in the besieged eastern portion of Aleppo, Syria, handed out their final food rations Thursday, the United Nations says. Now, tens of thousands of people will go hungry unless a new aid arrangement can be made.

"I do believe we will be able to avert mass hunger this winter," U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said in Geneva. "I don't think anybody wants a quarter of a million people to be starving in east Aleppo."

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