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12 January 2016

Interagency Convoy Reaches Besieged Town of Madaya (For the Media)

Two UN-led interagency convoys arrived simultaneously on Monday night in the besieged towns of Madaya in rural Damascus, and Foa and Kifrieyh in rural Idlib province with food and humanitarian supplies for civilians cut off from assistance for months. A total of 50 trucks entered Madaya by 10 pm on Monday and WFP, Syrian Arab Red Crescent and UN staff spent the night offloading supplies. The trucks brought a total of 355 metric tons of aid to Madaya, including 250 tons of WFP food – enough to feed the estimated 40,000 people in the town for one month. We continue to call on all parties to the conflict to facilitate sustained and unimpeded access to all people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas in Syria.

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Syrian Arab Republic Emergencies Supply Chain Video for the Media
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