23-12-13

Latest News Syria: Humanitarian Aid

Plane carrying aid from UNHCR and WFP arrives in Qamishli airport

Dec 23, 2013, Hasaka (SANA) – An airplane carrying relief aid for displaced and impoverished families in Hasaka province sent by the World Food Program (WFP) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) arrived on Sunday evening in Qamishli International Airport.

Director of the UNHCR office in the eastern region Mustafa Hasan told SANA's correspondent that the aid consists of blankets, cooking implements and around 37 tons of flour.

In turn, Gabriel Saliba form the WFP said that this aid will be distributed among displaced and needy families with the help of Hasaka Governorate, the Social Affairs Department, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, al-Berr Society, and the Armenian Society.

Aid planes are expected to continue arriving in Hasaka until December 27, with 12 such planes arriving in Qamishli so far.

H. Sabbagh

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/12/23/519075.htm

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