UN sends 90 truckloads of aid to northwestern Syria via Turkey

Humanitarian aid is to be distributed among needy people in Idlib and surrounding areas.

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On Tuesday, the UN sent 90 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. The trucks are loaded with food and tents to be distributed across Idlib through the Cilvegözü border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province.

The assistance will be disseminated among the deprived people in Idlib and its surrounding areas. Syria has been devastated by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrations.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million have been displaced, according to UN estimates.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation region forged under a pact between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of numerous cease-fire agreements, which have regularly been violated by the Assad regime and its allies.

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