A UN humanitarian group on Saturday said it was frustrated by its inability to deliver badly needed aid to the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, days after a truce brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect.
"As of Saturday morning there has been no progress, which is immensely frustrating for the humanitarian community on the ground," David Swanson, an official at the UN's regional humanitarian affairs office for the Syria crisis, said.
"The UN stands ready to move with 20 trucks of food assistance as soon as we get the go-ahead, with another 20 trucks the following day," he told dpa.
Around 80,000 people will benefit from this aid targeting besieged opposition-controlled districts in eastern Aleppo, Swanson said.
Dozens of trucks with UN relief supplies remain stuck on the Turkish border even as the truce, which started on Monday, appears to be largely holding.
UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has put most of blame on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, which has not provided any so-called facilitation letters for the aid trucks to cross front lines.
Aleppo, Syria's pre-war commercial hub, has been divided between al-Assad's forces in the west and rebels to the east since fighting erupted for the control of the city in mid-2012.
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