UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The UN today shipped 26 humanitarian aid barges to the northwestern province of Idlib in Syria.
The barges crossed the Cilvegozu border crossing in Turkey’s southern Hatay province.
Aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib’s urban areas as well as surrounding villages, which have been the target of devastating attacks by the Assad regime and its allies, causing an influx of about 1 million refugees.
Syria has been involved in a fierce civil war since early 2011, when Bashar al-Assad’s regime crushed pro-democracy protests in the country.
According to UN data, since then hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million have been displaced.
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