RUSSIA SENDS 12 TONNES OF FOOD TO SYRIA
MOSCOW, In recent times, Russia has distributed more than 12 tonnes of food to civilian victims of the war in Aleppo and the Shinshar village in Homs. The humanitarian aid was provided through the Russian Reconciliation Centre.
“[Some] 3,2 tonnes of food, 3,000 portions of hot meals and 1850 food packages [have been] distributed among the civilians,” a statement released by the Center said, adding that the total mass of the distributed food was 12,3 tonnes.
According to the statement, a total of 7,361 civilians received aid.
The United Nations and other foreign states did not carry out any humanitarian operations in Syria over the same time, the statement added.
Civilians in Syria have been severely affected by the war that started in Syria in 2011. The internal conflict has claimed thousands of lives, left over 6 million people displaced and over 13 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to UN data.
On January 31, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced that nearly 6,500 Syrian children had returned to schools in eastern Aleppo amid the reopening of educational institutions with the support of UNICEF.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/russia-sends-12-tonnes-of-food-to-syria/General