A convoy carrying humanitarian goods wait to enter the besieged area of Moudamiya Al Sham in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki A convoy carrying humanitarian goods wait to enter the besieged area of Moudamiya Al Sham in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Convoy rolls into Damascus suburbs with aid for 40,000: UN

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017
GENEVA – 30 October 2017: A joint convoy of the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent entered the towns of Kafra Batna and Saqba in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Monday, bringing aid to some 40,000 people, the U.N. said in a tweet.

A tightening siege has pushed people to the verge of famine in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, residents and aid workers said last week, bringing desperation to the only major rebel enclave near the Syrian capital.

"The @UN & @SYRedCrescent entered #KafraBatna & #Saqba in besieged #EastGhouta with humanitarian assistance for 40,000 people in need #Syria," the U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a tweet.

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