SYRIAN TOWN OF QUDSAYA RECEIVES VITAL HUMANITARIAN AID
GENEVA, Switzerland- The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said Tuesday that, an aid convoy delivered much-needed supplies for 30,000 beneficiaries, living in the town of Qudsaya in rural Damascus.
This is the second convoy to reach the city’s residents this year, after a first delivery was completed in May.
Latest OCHA data reveal that 900,000 civilians, living in hard-to-reach and besieged Syrian areas, have received life-saving assistance since relief operations kicked off earlier this year.
A breakdown of the figures shows that almost 57 percent of civilians living in besieged areas have received aid in 2016, while 12 percent of those living in hard-to-reach areas have been reached.
A total of 16 out of the 18 besieged areas have received vital humanitarian supplies, though aid convoys poised to reach Arbin and Zamalka in rural Damascus, have yet to be granted access.
“The UN continues to call for unconditional, unimpeded, and sustained access to the nearly 5.5 million Syrian men, women and children, in hard-to-reach locations,” OCHA concluded in a statement.-
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