UN aid convoy to leave for besieged Syrian town



    UN aid convoy to leave for besieged Syrian town

    Jan 11, Damascus: An aid convoy is expected to leave for Madaya, a Syrian town under government siege, where people are reported to have been starving to death, media reports said.

    UN refugee agency spokesperson Melissa Fleming said, "We are pretty confident."

    A convoy which had been due to reach the rebel-held town on Sunday was delayed by last-minute hitches.

    Some 40,000 people are in Madaya, near Lebanon's border, with residents said to be eating pets and grass to survive, media reports said.

    Fleming said, "I have just got confirmation that our humanitarian convoy will leave tomorrow (Monday) morning.” This is typical that it takes a while - the administrative hurdles are constant," she added.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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