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UN sends truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria

Supplies to be distributed to vulnerable people in war-torn Idlib and nearby rural areas

Cem Genco   | 06.05.2020
UN sends truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria

HATAY, Turkey

The United Nations sent on Wednesday 31 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Syria’s northwestern Idlib province where millions are desperately seeking assistance.

The trucks loaded with the supplies entered Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province, which borders Idlib.

The aid will be distributed to people in Idlib city and nearby rural areas.

Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone. The area has been the subject of multiple ceasefire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its allies.

It is currently home to four million civilians, including hundreds of thousands displaced in recent years by regime forces throughout the war-weary country.

* Writing by Sena Guler

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