The World Food Program says lack of security and the unavailability of the Syrian port of Tartus for shipments is preventing aid reaching a large number of hungry people in Syria. UN staff has been pulled out of Homs, Aleppo, Tartus and Qamisly because of rising danger. After howling winds swept away their tents and possessions, Syrian refugees in the Zaatari camp in Jordan beat aid workers with sticks and stones as they distributed bread Tuesday. Seven workers were injured. Blizzard warnings threatened Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon Wednesday and Thursday, exacerbating the wretched plight of Syrian refugees.