No Aid Delivery to Besieged Areas in Syria in 2 Months: UN

No Aid Delivery to Besieged Areas in Syria in 2 Months: UN
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Published February 1st, 2018 - 17:03 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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There has been no aid delivery to areas in Syria in the last two months as the regime approval of aid convoys has been the lowest level in three years, the U.N. warned Thursday.

"The last convoy to the besieged area was at the end of November," Jan Egeland, adviser to the U.N. special envoy for Syria, told a news conference in Geneva.

"Through December and January, there has not been a single convoy of lifesaving relief, medical supplies or food to any besieged areas. That is the worst we have experienced since 2015. We have not have medical evacuation since end of December," Egeland added.

In Raqqah, Egeland said explosives had since killed or wounded an average of 50 people per week in the city.

Egeland also noted 15,000 civilians had fled to the northern city of Afrin, after Turkey launched a defensive military operation there against the People's Protection Units (YPG), a U.S.-backed Kurdish group.

Turkey claims the YPG is linked to the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) which has undertaken a series of attacks in Turkey across three decades.

 

 

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