Aid reaches 13,000 families in Syria's Aleppo province: Red Cross

 16 Mar 2016 - 10:38

Aid reaches 13,000 families in Syria's Aleppo province: Red Cross
Men unload aid boxes from a Red Crescent convoy in the rebel held besieged town of Jesreen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

 

BEIRUT: Fresh humanitarian aid reached some 13,000 families in northern Aleppo province as a convoy of 26 trucks entered areas hit by recent fighting, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

The delivery by the Syrian Red Crescent to towns including Azaz, Afrin and Tal Rifaat was the largest in the area for weeks, Red Cross spokesman Pawel Krzysiek said. Clinics had been resupplied in the meantime, he said.

A fragile cessation of hostilities agreement has reduced violence in western Syria but has not halted fighting.

Reuters