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    A Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid drives past a Syrian man selling goods in a street in Hammuriya, in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 7, 2016 during a UN-led operation to deliver food and medical supplies

    UN Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Almost 400,000 Syrians Within 3 Months

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    The United Nations has managed to deliver humanitarian aid to almost 400,000 people in Syria, the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Thursday.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) The United Nations task force responsible for providing humanitarian access in Syria met in Geneva earlier in the day.

    According to OCHA, as many as 399,452 of those in need have received humanitarian assistance, including 199,425 people living in hard-to-reach areas and 150,000 others in besieged localities.

    The United Nations has sent a total of 45 humanitarian convoys to Syria within the last three months, OCHA said.

    The number of convoys has increased significantly since the introduction of the ceasefire in the country on February 27.

    Over 13.5 million Syrians are believed to remain in need of humanitarian aid since the civil war broke out in the Arab republic 5 years ago.


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