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Syria: Humanitarian aid continues to arrive in besieged Madaya00:40

Syria: Humanitarian aid continues to arrive in besieged Madaya

Syrian Arab Republic, Madaya
January 15, 2016 at 12:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Red Cross and Red Crescent vehicles carrying humanitarian aid continued to enter the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, Friday.

The humanitarian aid began to arrive on Monday, January 11. Initially, the humanitarian convoys were scheduled to start entering the city on Sunday, January 10, but were postponed by one day due to an earlier agreement between militias and the Syrian government. Madaya has been under the control of the so-called Free Syrian Army since July, 2015. Residents of the besieged town have been trapped for six months after the Syrian Army surrounded the settlement. Twenty-eight people have reportedly died during the siege. Last week, the Syrian government approved UN access and humanitarian assistance to the besieged Syrian town.

According to the UN, some 4.5 million people in Syria live in areas that are difficult for humanitarian aid to access. Of these Syrians, around 400,000 of them live in the besieged areas.

Syria: Humanitarian aid continues to arrive in besieged Madaya00:40
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Red Cross and Red Crescent vehicles carrying humanitarian aid continued to enter the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, Friday.

The humanitarian aid began to arrive on Monday, January 11. Initially, the humanitarian convoys were scheduled to start entering the city on Sunday, January 10, but were postponed by one day due to an earlier agreement between militias and the Syrian government. Madaya has been under the control of the so-called Free Syrian Army since July, 2015. Residents of the besieged town have been trapped for six months after the Syrian Army surrounded the settlement. Twenty-eight people have reportedly died during the siege. Last week, the Syrian government approved UN access and humanitarian assistance to the besieged Syrian town.

According to the UN, some 4.5 million people in Syria live in areas that are difficult for humanitarian aid to access. Of these Syrians, around 400,000 of them live in the besieged areas.