First aid convoy since June enters besieged area in Syria's Homs city

July 14, 2016 16:24

AMMAN - The first aid convoy since June to reach to al Waer, a besieged suburb of the Syrian city of Homs, arrived on Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

A total of 19 trucks carrying wheat flour, medical items and water and sanitation material arrived in a joint convoy of the United Nations, the Syrian Red Cresecent and the ICRC, said Ingy Sedky, an ICRC spokeswoman.

The last convoy to reach al Waer arrived on June 16.

Aid agencies in Syria have repeatedly called for regular access to areas under siege, saying that one-off deliveries quickly run out.

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