UN to deliver aid in Syria amid partial truce
Feb 29, Damascus: The United Nations has plan to deliver aid to about 150,000 Syrians in besieged areas over the next five days amid a partial truce in the country's civil war.
The UN has said that it was ready to help an estimated 1.7 million people in hard-to-reach areas by the end of March.
It also plans to use the lull to deliver food, water and medicine to towns like Madaya, where residents have reportedly been starving to death.
A cessation of hostilities began on Saturday and there have been complaints of breaches from both sides, according to the reports.
Yacoub el-Hillo, the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Syria called the truce "the best opportunity that the Syrian people have had over the last five years for lasting peace and stability".
Efforts to deliver aid to Islamic State-besieged Deir al-Zour by air last week failed when several pallets were damaged, disappeared or landed in no-man's land.
The Oslo Times