Aid convoy delivers food in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta
An aid convoy, which failed to deliver humanitarian supplies to Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta last week due to violence, delivered “urgently needed” aid on Friday despite fighting which took place extremely close to the convoy, Anadolu Agency reports with a reference to the Red Cross said.
The convoy of 13 trucks delivered 2,400 food parcels that can sustain 12,000 people for one month, as well as 3,248 wheat flour bags, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement.
On March 5, the UN failed to unload 14 out of 46 trucks bringing humanitarian aid to the besieged region due to escalating violence.
"We were taken aback by the fighting that broke out despite guarantees from the parties involved in this conflict that humanitarians could enter Douma, in Eastern Ghouta," ICRC's Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini said.