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UNICEF sends medical aid convoy to Northern Syria

Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/10/19 18:27

Turkey - SMART

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) sent a medical aid convoy to Northern and Central Syria.

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) stated on social media accounts that it recently sent five medical aid and medicine convoys via the Syrian-Turkish border in collaboration with the UNICEF.  

Ahmad Rami, logistics manager of the SAMS office in Turkey, said that the convoy is a part of the medical support provided by the SAMS team. The convoy includes first aid and general surgery equipment, in addition to equipment for natural childbirth and cesarean section. It is expected to benefit about 150, thousand patients in Syria

Rami said that the would distribute the convoy to 22 medical projects in Aleppo, Idlib, and the Northern Hama countryside, adding that they will not stop providing medical equipment to Syria.

Medical and humanitarian organizations operating in areas outside the Syrian government control seek to treat patients and to provide necessary medicine for infectious diseases, such as the Leishmania, and for other diseases.