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Humanitarian convoys finish delivering aid to Syria

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Douma, March 10 (IANS/AKI) A convoy entered the town of in Syria's besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern enclave near on Friday and delivered the remaining aid that could not be offloaded earlier this week due to insecurity and fighting there, the said.

"Relieved that ICRC, and UN teams were able to fulfil their mission today in Douma, Eastern Ghouta," tweeted the Red Cross's

"As more aid is needed in the coming days, it is absolutely critical that assurances given by warring parties be renewed and respected in the future," Mardini's tweet continued.

Friday's convoy included 2,400 parcels for 12,000 people.

Ahead of the convoy's entry, was hit by government airstrikes, leaving an unspecified number of people injured, the for Human Rights monitoring group reported.

Relentless shelling forced trucks bringing desperately needed humanitarian aid to leave on Monday before half of the destined for the hungry could be offloaded, said.

Humanitarian access to those in need must be guaranteed. People must be allowed to leave to seek refuge and civilians and including hospitals and schools must be protected at all costs," Guterres stated.

The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, home to hundreds of thousands of people, is dire, according to the UN and the

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 02:34 IST
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