Egypt sends humanitarian aid convoy to Syria’s besieged Douma

Egypt sends humanitarian aid convoy to Syria’s besieged Douma

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

CAIRO: Egypt has delivered a convoy of relief supplies and humanitarian aid donated by Cairo-based Syrian figures to the rebel-held town of Duma, Mohamed Tharwat Selim, the chargé d’affaires of the Egyptian Embassy in Damascus was quoted by Youm7 Friday.

In coordination with the United Nations, the aid was handed over to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent after the Syrian government granted permission, said Selim.

The diplomat noted that more aid convoys would be sent in the next few days.

Separately, an international aid convoy reached the Syrian rebel-held town of Daraya overnight to deliver food supplies for the first time since 2012, when the town came under siege by government forces, the United Nations said earlier, according to Reuters.

In Feb., Egyptian Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva Amr Ramadan saidthat Cairo is holding contacts with the Syrian government to send humanitarian aid to the besieged areas in Rif Dimashq and Idlib.

(Source / 11.06.2016)

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