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    UN Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Serghaya First Time Since February

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    UN humanitarian assistance has been delivered to the Syrian town Serghaya near Damascus for the first time since February, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq said Tuesday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — He noted that food and hygiene products, as well as kits for education were delivered to 15,000 people in Serghaya. Last time the humanitarian aid arrived to Sarghaya, the town which the United Nations describe as difficult to access, was in February 2016.

    According to Haq, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 1.2 million of Syrian residents in 45 districts will take place later in July.

    According to UN data, some 978,000 people living in Syrian remote areas revieved humanitarian aid since the beginning of the year, including 364,000 people in besieged areas. The UN data also suggests that some 600,000 people live in the besieged areas in Syria.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups.

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