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Syria: First ever inter-agency convoy reaches the besieged town of Nashabiyeh

31 Jul 2017
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On 30 July the first ever inter-agency convoy reached the besieged town of Nashabiyeh in eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, in Syria. The aid supplies were delivered by the UN and Syria Arab Red Crescent and reached 7,200 people. This followed a humanitarian convoy on 29 July to 33,000 people in hard-to-reach Al Derkhabia and Zakia towns in Rural Damascus. Supplies included food, nutrition, hygiene kits, medicines and medical supplies. These convoys provided welcome relief to people who have been cut off from aid. But parties to conflict need to do much more to enable regular, sustained access to people in need across the country, including every single one of the more than 4.5 million men, women and children in hard-to-reach and besieged areas.