UN says Syria has granted permission for aid workers to enter 4 hard-hit provinces

Published on 05 June 2012

Syria’s government has agreed to a written deal with the United Nations and other international organizations that would allow aid workers and supplies to enter four hard-hit provinces, U.N. officials announced Tuesday. The agreement with Damascus and representatives of the government in Geneva should allow convoys with supplies and aid workers from nine U.N. agencies and seven other non-governmental organizations to enter Daraa, Deir el-Zour, Homs and Idlib within days, said John Ging of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (..) He said at least 1 million Syrians are in urgent need of some form of humanitarian aid.

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