Syria: 2 rebel-held areas near Damascus not received aid from UN since Nov ’12

UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said that the UN has still not been able to deliver any aid to the Damascus suburb of Zamalka and the town of Arbeen east of the Syrian capital.

By: AP | United Nations | Updated: June 21, 2016 8:25:24 am
UN Syria, United nations syria, damascus UN, United Nations, UN Peacekeeping operations, UN peace operations, United nations peace operations, UN, peacekeeping forces, United nations news, UN's 16 global missions, world news, international news The UN says it has delivered humanitarian aid to 16 of the 18 besieged areas in Syria.

The United Nations says it has delivered humanitarian aid to 16 of the 18 besieged areas in Syria, but two rebel-held areas near Damascus have not received any assistance since November 2012.

UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said on June 21 that the UN has still not been able to deliver any aid to the Damascus suburb of Zamalka and the town of Arbeen east of the Syrian capital.

He said a convoy delivered food, health and nutrition supplies on June 20 to two rebel-held areas near Damascus besieged by Syrian forces, Ein Tarma and Hamouria.

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Haq said that the convoy also delivered assistance to three hard-to-reach communities in the Kafr Batna area near the capital. This means a total of 25,000 people in the five besieged and hard-to reach areas have received aid, he said.

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