Assad regime to allow aid into besieged Madaya, UN confirms

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Syrian activists in Kafranbel show solidarity with besieged civilians in Madaya. (Activists)

ARA News

DAMASCUS – Government of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday gave a permission to the United Nations’ agencies to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged town of Madaya near the capital Damascus. 

The United Nations confirmed in a statement that the Assad government approved U.N. demand to deliver aid to three war-torn towns in Syria, including Fuaa, Kafraya and Madaya. 

“The U.N. welcomes today’s approval from the Government of Syria to access Madaya, Fuaa and Kafraya and is preparing to deliver humanitarian assistance in the coming days,” a U.N. statement said. 

Madaya, located about 25km northwest of Damascus and 11km from the border with Lebanon, has been besieged by pro-Assad forces and allied Lebanese Shia militia of Hezbollah since July. 

At least 25 civilians died of starvation in Madaya earlier this week, Medecins Sans Frontieres confirmed. 

According to reports, more than 4.5 million people in Syria live in hard-to-reach areas, where civilians have no access to humanitarian aid.

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi

Source: ARA News 

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2 thoughts on “Assad regime to allow aid into besieged Madaya, UN confirms”

  1. Tom says:

    This is all because of house negro’s regime change in Syria.

    1. Ichthyic says:

      “This is all because of house negro’s regime change in Syria.”

      Uh, no, you moronic racist… the regime HASN’T changed in Syria, and Obama was the one fighting AGAINST the current regime.

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