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UN brings in 11 tons of aid to Syrian through Nassib crossing

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Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2018/12/10 19:28

Turkey - SMART

The United Nations started to bring in more than 11 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria through the Nassib border crossing with Jordan, which is controlled by Syrian government forces.

According to a UN statement published on its official website on Sunday, this aid is exceptional for one time only. Three hundred sixty-nine truckloads carrying 11,200 tons of various aid to more than 650,000 people in Syria will be enough for a month. The entry is scheduled to last in four weeks.

The statement said that six UN agencies and an international non-governmental organization would participate in the subsequent delivery operations.

The aid includes food, shelter, water, medical care, livelihoods, and sanitation, according to the statement.

On Oct. 15, the Syrian government opened the Nassib border crossing in Daraa after reaching an agreement with the Jordanian government.

On June 15, the last UN aid entered Syria through Jordan, two weeks before the UN announced the suspension of aid due to the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces in the governorate of Daraa.