Syria’s war: UN ‘ready’ to resume humanitarian aid

A man carries a baby after an air strike in a rebel-held area of Aleppo on Wednesday [AFP]A man carries a baby after an air strike in a rebel-held area of Aleppo on Wednesday [AFP]
A man carries a baby after an air strike in a rebel-held area of Aleppo on Wednesday [AFP]A man carries a baby after an air strike in a rebel-held area of Aleppo on Wednesday [AFP]

The UN says it is ready to resume the delivery of life-saving aid to Syria, days after an attack on a humanitarian convoy killed 20 people and triggered the suspension of much-needed relief operations.

“The preparation for these convoys has now resumed and we are ready to deliver aid to besieged and hard-to-reach areas as soon as possible,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The United Nations continues to call for safe, unconditional, unimpeded and sustained access to all Syrians in need, wherever they are,” it said.

Jens Laerke, the spokesman for OCHA, said that “several” convoys were expected as early as Thursday, but did not specify where. He said the convoys would not go to the besieged city of Aleppo in northern Syria.

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SOURCE: Al Jazeera.com

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