HUMANITARIAN AID REACHES 25,000 PEOPLE IN BESIEGED SYRIAN TOWN
UNITED NATIONS, – An inter-agency convoy, delivered life-saving assistance to 25,000 people in the hard-to-reach town of Bloudan, in Rural Damascus in Syria, UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said here, Wednesday.
“The convoy contained food, medicine, heath and other emergency items, for 25,000 people in need,” Dujarric said, at a daily news briefing here. “This is the third inter-agency convoy to Bloudan this year.”
Since the beginning of 2016, nearly 850,000 people have been reached, many, more than once, with assistance through UN inter-agency operations, in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, including more than 330,000 people in besieged locations.
“Meanwhile, the number of people in Syria being assisted by UN cross-border convoys from Turkey and Jordan, continues to grow,” the spokesman said.
Since the launch of UN cross-border deliveries in 2014, through May, a total of 337 convoys have been sent by the United Nations and its partners, reaching millions of people with food, health and other assistance, in Aleppo, Dar’a, Hama, Idleb, Latakia and Quneitra governorates.
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