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Sep 18, 2016

TRUCKS BLOCKED * Syria: With food help to Aleppo

* Syria - Assad regime blocks Aleppo aid trucks

--- A spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed that the regime of Bashar Al-Assad has blocked the passage of 40 aid trucks heading for the besieged city of Aleppo, Anadolu reported on Friday... Jens Laerke told a press conference in Geneva. He told journalists to ask the Syrian regime why it refuses to allow the humanitarian convoy to enter Aleppo, noting that there are about 250,000 people in the eastern part of the city who are in urgent need of aid... According to news reports, two aid convoys, each of around 20 trucks and carrying mostly food and flour, crossed into Syria from the Turkish border town of Cilvegozu, about 40 km west of Aleppo, on Tuesday. However, they made little progress beyond the border... UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described it as “regrettable” that Damascus has yet to provide the necessary permits... 
Aleppo, Syria - MEMO - September 17, 2016

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