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Red Crescent: Aid Reaches Displaced Syrians near Jordan Border


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Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:46 GMT

An aid convoy on Wednesday 6th February reached displaced Syrians in desperate need of assistance near the Jordanian border, in the first such delivery in three months, the Red Crescent said, as reported by AFP.

The convoy of 133 trucks carrying aid including food and clothes for children reached the outskirts of the Rukban camp, said a spokeswoman for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

"Three months after a first humanitarian aid convoy entered the Rukban camp, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in collaboration with the United Nations is continuing to carry out its duty towards more than 40,000 displaced people in Rukban," SARC said in a statement.
The convoy also includes healthcare items and medical supplies to immunise women and children, it said.

"A vaccination campaign will be launched, under the supervision of a medical team, to immunise children against measles, polio, tuberculosis and hepatitis," SARC added.
Wednesday's delivery is the first to reach the camp on the Jordanian border, after a first smaller convoy from Damascus on November 3rd.

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