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Syria: UNHCR aid reaches besieged Rif Dimashq

Syria: UNHCR aid reaches besieged Rif Dimashq

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A total of 25 trucks of UN aid on Friday were delivered to villages in Syria’s Rif Dimashq Governorate, located just seven kilometers away from the capital Damascus.

The villages of Saqba, Haza and Ein Tarma received the supplies with help from the humanitarian organization, Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

The first batch of UN aid arrived in Damascus last week and included provisions such as food, medicine, nutrition for children and many other much-needed supplies.

Now we can see, the military conflicts are obviously decreasing and we hope this situation will remain stable, as the delivery of humanitarian aid supplies is good for the Syrian people.

“Now we can see, the military conflicts are obviously decreasing and we hope this situation will remain stable, as the delivery of humanitarian aid supplies is good for the Syrian people,” said Yacoub El Hillo, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria.

Hillo said the present supplies are currently not sufficient enough for civilians in Syria. Therefore he has called for joint efforts to cease hostility in order to expand humanitarian aid.

The UN has already sent 15 batches of supplies to Syria. According to recent figures, around 1.7 million Syrians will have access to the humanitarian aid before the end of March.

“The aid will not completely heal those who have suffered long-term misery or the torture they faced by the tense situation. It is merely a ripple in the ocean. But it is a good start,” Hillo said.

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