UN says it mistakenly sent expired biscuits to Syrians

A total of 320 out of 650 boxes of high energy biscuits sent as part of a relief convoy earlier this month had expired a month earlier

By: AP | Beirut | Published:October 24, 2015 7:14 pm
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The United Nations says it has mistakenly sent hundreds of boxes of expired biscuits to besieged civilians near Damascus.

A total of 320 out of 650 boxes of high energy biscuits sent to Zabadani and Madaya on Oct. 18 as part of a relief convoy earlier this month had expired a month earlier.

“We can confirm that this was the result of an unfortunate human error during the loading process,” says Yacoub El Hillo, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria in a statement today.

He says the UN Syria team is taking the issue “very seriously” and working to rectify the situation. The statement adds that after checking with medical sources, the UN can confirm that the consumption of the expired biscuits poses no health threats.

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    Nihal khan
    Oct 25, 2015 at 9:01 am
    Always help a lower cl people
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      senthilkumar gounder
      Oct 24, 2015 at 10:44 pm
      UN should apologize to Syria yes,but not only for sending expired biscuits but also being a mute spectator for its present situation.
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