Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people

Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people

The Turkish Red Crescent is ready to provide humanitarian aid to all 323,000 people living in Syria’s Afrin, its head Kerem Kinik said.

"Our General Staff was in contact with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the UN and the Turkish Armed Forces allowed and protected the passage of a humanitarian aid convoy to Afrin city center," Hürriyet Daily News cited Kinik as saying.

He added that the Turkish Red Crescent has already been providing humanitarian support to Afrin’s towns and villages and even allowed the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to carry aid to Afrin city center nearly two weeks ago.

According to Kinik, following the decision for a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire for Syria by the United Nations, Syria’s Arab Red Crescent informed Turkey through the UN that it wants to transport 29 trucks of humanitarian assistance to Afrin city.

He also noted that the Turkish Red Crescent is currently providing food support for between 10,000 and 20,000 residents in Eastern Ghouta every day.

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