What aid was delivered to Syrian people in Madaya, Foua and Kefraya?

12 January 2016
What aid was delivered to Syrian people in Madaya, Foua and Kefraya?

On 11 January, a joint convoy together with the ICRC, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the UN brought desperately needed aid to people living in the besieged towns of Madaya, Foua and Kefraya.

UPDATE

On the 14th of January, a second joint UN / ICRC / SARC convoy of 44 trucks (Madaya) and 17 trucks (Foua and Kefraya) delivered flour, winter clothes for children, blankets and other essential items.

Madaya

The population of Madaya is an estimated 42,000 including 17,600 internally displaced people.

Aid delivered on 11 January 2016

49 trucks brought aid consisting of:

 
  • medical supplies (including surgical items)
  • blankets
  • baby milk and other nutritional assistance for children
  • food parcels
  • essential health care items

 

Last access to deliver humanitarian relief: Joint UN/SARC/ICRC convoy on 18 October 2015.


Foua and Kefraya

The population of these two towns is estimated up to 20,000 people.

Aid delivered on 11 January 2016

21 trucks brought aid consisting of:

 
  • medical supplies (including surgical items)
  • blankets
  • baby milk and other nutritional assistance for children
  • food parcels
  • essential health care items

 

Last access to deliver humanitarian relief: Joint UN/SARC/ICRC convoy on 18 October 2015.

 

Convoy delivering relief to Syrian people in Madaya
The joint aid convoy on its way to Madaya. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC/ P. Krzysiek

 

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