WFP Successfully Reached The “Four Towns” In Syria This Week
Earlier this week, a joint U.N.-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy delivered life-saving food and humanitarian supplies to the four besieged Syrian towns of Madaya, Zabadani, Foaa and Kefraya. This was the first delivery since April.
People in besieged Syrian towns burning carpets just to produce cooking fuel. Watch as WFP reaches them with food & supplies. #ZeroHunger pic.twitter.com/Rs1GI5jkH3
— World Food Programme (@WFP) September 26, 2016
“This convoy has brought extraordinary relief for 60,000 people who are in dire need of food and medical supplies, and have been cut off from humanitarian access for five months,” said WFP Syria Country Director Jakob Kern.
The 45 trucks included rice, lentils, bulgur wheat, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, beans and chickpeas, enough for 60,000 people for one month.
Citing concerns about other besieged areas, Kern said, “We call on all parties to this terrible conflict to immediately open transport routes that allow unconditional, unimpeded, sustained and safe humanitarian access to those in eastern Aleppo and every family across Syria that needs our support.”