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Syria: WFP prepares humanitarian aid to be shipped to Madaya00:59

Syria: WFP prepares humanitarian aid to be shipped to Madaya

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus
January 10, 2016 at 23:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

UN World Food Program (WFP) staff packaged and loaded food rations onto trucks in the Damascus suburb of Kesweh, Saturday, to be transported to the besieged town of Madaya. The trucks are now waiting for security clearances in the hopes of departing on Monday.

The WFP has been working with other UN agencies to prepare a convoy to bring urgently needed supplies to Madaya, including enough food for 40,000 people for one month – as well as medical supplies. The WFP boxes of food include rice, wheat, flour, vegetable oil, salt, sugar, canned food, beans, lentils, bulgur, tomato paste and more.

Earlier this week, the Syrian government approved UN access and humanitarian assistance to the besieged village of Madaya. A UN spokesperson told reporters that "almost 42,000 people remaining in Madaya are at risk of further hunger and starvation," adding that "we're preparing to deliver humanitarian assistance in the coming days." This includes towns being besieged by Syrian militants including Fuaa, and Kefraya.

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UN World Food Program (WFP) staff packaged and loaded food rations onto trucks in the Damascus suburb of Kesweh, Saturday, to be transported to the besieged town of Madaya. The trucks are now waiting for security clearances in the hopes of departing on Monday.

The WFP has been working with other UN agencies to prepare a convoy to bring urgently needed supplies to Madaya, including enough food for 40,000 people for one month – as well as medical supplies. The WFP boxes of food include rice, wheat, flour, vegetable oil, salt, sugar, canned food, beans, lentils, bulgur, tomato paste and more.

Earlier this week, the Syrian government approved UN access and humanitarian assistance to the besieged village of Madaya. A UN spokesperson told reporters that "almost 42,000 people remaining in Madaya are at risk of further hunger and starvation," adding that "we're preparing to deliver humanitarian assistance in the coming days." This includes towns being besieged by Syrian militants including Fuaa, and Kefraya.

Footage Courtesy of World Food Program

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