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U.N., Red Crescent Convoy Reaches Remote Syrian Camp To Deliver Humanitarian Aid, Vaccinations

Associated Press: Aid workers reach remote Syrian camp for 1st time
“U.N. officials and volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent offered children vaccinations and distributed desperately needed aid on Sunday, the first such assistance since January to reach thousands in a remote camp for the displaced on Syria’s border with Jordan…” (Aji/El Deeb, 11/4).

U.N. News: Syria: U.N. chief welcomes first aid convoy to Rukban camp since January, joint agency operation assists 50,000
“…In a statement welcoming the aid convoy, Secretary-General António Guterres recognized that while ‘the long-needed delivery is an important achievement, the overall humanitarian access to this informal desert camp remains wholly inadequate.’ As such, he called on all relevant actors ‘to ensure continued, full, safe, sustained, and unimpeded humanitarian access to the tens of thousands of displaced Syrians in this remote area, and to all people in need throughout the country’…” (11/3).

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