07:32 GMT +319 September 2019
Listen Live
    Russian soldiers stand next to an aid convoy in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

    Russian Servicemen Deliver Medicine, Humanitarian Aid to Syrians

    © AP Photo / Hassan Ammar
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    183
    Subscribe

    Russia has delivered medicine and UN humanitarian aid to residents of Syria, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation informs.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Reconciliation Center has delivered medications to Syrians in the latest humanitarian event, according to the bulletin posted by the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday.

    "Citizens of Dahiyat al-Assad have received 200 kilograms of medicaments," the center said.

    In addition, Russia has helped deliver over 20 metric tons (tonnes) of UN aid to Syrian residents in the past 24 hours.

    "Russian aircraft delivered 20.6 [metric] tons of humanitarian aid (food products) in the Deir ez-Zor area using parachute platforms. The aid was provided by the United Nations," the reconciliation center said.

    Syrian residents in various parts of the country lack basic necessities as the country’s infrastructure has been severely damaged as a result of internal fighting between government forces and opposition and terrorist groups. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half of the hospitals in Syria are either destroyed or only partly functioning.

    Russia has been providing Syrian civilians with medical help and regular humanitarian aid deliveries, including food, medicine, items of first necessity and items for children, to help them survive until peace is restored in Syria.

    Related:

    Russian Reconciliation Center Helps Deliver Over 20 Tonnes of UN Aid to Syria
    Russian Military Delivers 1.6 Tonnes of Aid to Syria Over Past Day
    Release of Detainees, Ceasefire, Humanitarian Aid on Astana Syria Talks Agenda
    Tags:
    medicine, humanitarian aid, UN, Russia, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik