UN aid convoy reached hard-to-reach areas in Syrian city of Aleppo

29 июня, 2016 09:02

Dushanbe, 29.06.2016. /NIAT “Khovar”/. A UN inter-agency convoy on Tuesday delivered humanitarian assistance to the hard-to-reach Sheikh Maqsood area of Aleppo in Syria, the deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters, Xinhua reports.

The convoy is the second of three, and will be delivering food and hygiene kits to some 27,000 beneficiaries, Haq said at a daily news briefing.

The first convoy to the Sheikh Maqsood in eastern Aleppo City was on June 23, he said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations and its partners are calling for the immediate facilitation to provide life-saving assistance, including food, medical, nutrition and non-food supplies to 62,000 people besieged in the Syrian towns of Zabadani, Foah, Madaya and Kefraya, most of them women and children, he said.

«The UN and partners were last able to deliver assistance to these people at the end of April,» he said. «Any further delay will lead to a repeat of what we witnessed in the town of Madaya early this year, when several people died as a result of complications caused by starvation.»

29 июня, 2016 09:02

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