Syrian Town Of Daraya Receives First Food Aid In 4 Years; Agencies Struggle To Deliver Supplies Amid Continued Violence

Deutsche Welle: Aid agencies struggle to deliver food and medical supplies to desperate Syrians
“The delivery of food aid to a besieged suburb of the Syrian capital is supposed to be the start of a series of deliveries to as many as 19 besieged towns across the country that remain home to nearly 600,000 Syrians…” (Konviser, 6/11).

International Business Times: Syria Conflict: Besieged Town Of Daraya Bombed After Receiving First Food Aid In Four Years
“Barrel bombs were dropped on a Syrian suburb Friday barely a day after the besieged town received its first food aid drop in four years, according to the local council of the town. … The Damascus suburb was delivered food aid late Thursday by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations for the first time since it came under siege in 2012…” (Chabba, 6/10).

New York Times: Besieged Syrian Town Gets First Food Aid Since 2012, Then Gets Bombed
“…News of the bombing nearly overshadowed the aid delivery, provoking anger among some Western powers hostile to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria…” (Saad/Gladstone, 6/10).

Wall Street Journal: After Years of Siege, First Food Aid Reaches Syria’s Daraya
“…The latest convoy, consisting of nine trucks and carrying 480 food parcels for 2,400 people, entered the town late Thursday. The delivery included hygiene products as well as flour, according to the United Nations’ World Food Programme, one of several agencies that delivered the aid…” (Raydan, 6/10).

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