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Humanitarian Aid reaches Syria

Humanitarian Aid reaches Syria

Humanitarian trucks filled with supplies left Damascus, and has reached some besieged areas of Syria.

Yacoub el-Hillo , The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, said in a press release that on Wednesday night the UN reached five towns in urgent need of assistance.

“The convoys contained life-saving aid including food, medical supplies and equipment, vaccines, water and sanitation items for almost 100,000 people in need of aid,” Hillo said.

“Undoubtedly this is progress for the thousands trapped in these besieged areas,” said Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr.

“At least 100 trucks rolled out of the capital on Wednesday afternoon in the latest delivery of supplies to trapped residents” she added.

About 35 vehicles later arrived in Moadimayet al-Sham, a rebel-held town near Damascus encircled by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.