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    This file photo taken on February 23, 2016 shows a Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid arriveing in Kafr Batna, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus during an operation in cooperation with the UN to deliver aid to thousands of besieged Syrians

    UN Completes Humanitarian Aid Delivery to 56,000 in Western Syria

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    United Nations delivered humanitarian aid for some 56,000 people in western Syria's settlement of Houla, a spokesperson for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, sent a humanitarian convoy to deliver aid for dozens of thousands of people in Houla.

    "On Tuesday, we delivered food, nutrition supplies and hygiene kits for some 56,000 people in Al Houla, Homs. This was the first of several planned deliveries to reach a total of 71,000 people," the spokesperson said.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting several opposition factions and militant groups. The conflict has significantly damaged the country's economy and caused a humanitarian disaster

    According to the United Nations, about 4.6 million of people are in need of unconditional, unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access in the crisis-torn country.

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