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UN sends humanitarian convoy to Syria

UN sends humanitarian convoy to Syria

The United Nations continues to send humanitarian aid to northern Syria. On Tuesday, 82 truckloads of humanitarian aid were dispatched to a war-torn country whose people remain in need of assistance due to civil war.

Syria’s Idlib welcomed 82 truckloads sent by the UN this week. The trucks carrying supplies passed through the border gate in Turkey’s Hatay province.

According to the UN, the aid will be distributed to those in need in Idlib and nearby rural areas. After ten years of the internal armed conflict, Syria’s infrastructure ruined totally. The country has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when President Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

The UN reported on hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced. The northern city Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia.

The northwestern zone has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its allies.