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UN sends humanitarian aid trucks to Syria's Idlib

Supplies to be distributed among vulnerable people in province.
16.09.2020 - 17:19

The UN on Wednesday dispatched six trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict.

TRUCKS HAVE CROSSED BORDER

The trucks crossed over into Syria’s Idlib province from the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province. The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.

Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia.