#Syria EU contributing to humanitarian convoy for Madaya in Syria

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

syria-topThe EU is contributing humanitarian funding to an aid convoy which left yesterday morning (11 January) for Madaya, Syria to assist people in need.

The convoy was made up of the UN, the International Committee for the Red Cross, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, and the UNHCR. A total of 49 trucks will deliver emergency food and medical items, as well as blankets. These supplies will reach 40,000 people in need in Madaya and 20,000 people more in Foah and Kefraya.

All trucks arrived safely and yesterday evening the teams conducted assessments and began distribution of the aid. Commissioner Stylianides, in charge of humanitarian aid and crisis management, said: “The EU is helping provide emergency humanitarian support to reach the many people suffering from this intolerable situation. We must prevent starvation and more suffering. I once again underline the need for humanitarian access to be granted unconditionally so that aid organisations can deliver vital assistance such as food and medicines to the most vulnerable.”

The EU is the leading donor in the international response to the Syria crisis with more than €5 billion from the EU and member states collectively in humanitarian, development, economic and stabilization assistance. The EU’s support goes both to Syrians in their country and to refugees and their host communities in neighbouring Lebanon, Jordan, as well as Iraq and Turkey.

Please find a factsheet on the Syria humanitarian crisis and the recent Joint Statement of the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides on the situation in Syria.

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