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Humanitarian Groups Aim To Deliver Aid In Syria

News outlets report on the state of humanitarian aid in Syria, where conflict began nearly four years ago.

Devex: Syrian breakthrough? Aid convoy expected in Homs
“Following moderately successful diplomatic efforts in Switzerland over the weekend, the Syrian city of Homs is expected to receive on Monday its first convoy of humanitarian aid in 18 months, under a tentative agreement between government and rebels that will also allow for the evacuation of thousands of civilians…” (Santamaria, 1/27).

Reuters: U.N. agency says unable to deliver aid despite Syria govt assurances
“A United Nations agency seeking to deliver humanitarian aid to a besieged district of Damascus said on Sunday state checkpoint authorities had hampered its work, despite government assurances it would allow the distributions…” (Solomon, 1/26).