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

05-12-13

Russia delivers new shipment of humanitarian aid to Syria

Russia delivers new shipment of humanitarian aid to Syria

December 4, 2013

An Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft belonging to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered 25 tonnes of food to Latakia for Syrian civilians suffering from the internal armed conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Another Russian humanitarian operation has been carried out with relevant security measures provided by the Syrian authorities," it said...

"Russia will continue providing the necessary humanitarian aid to the friendly Syrian people both through special international organizations and in a bilateral format and will also provide assistance to Russian citizens permanently living in Syria and wishing to temporarily leave the country for security reasons," the statement reads.

Russia delivers humanitarian cargo to Syria's Latakia

Russia delivered another humanitarian consignment to Syria's Latakia on Tuesday, head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's international activity department Alexander Tomashov said.

An Il-76 cargo plane with 25 tonnes of food onboard landed at Bassel al-Assad International Airport, where the Russian Emergencies Ministry's team was met by Latakia governor Ahmed Sheikh Abdul Qadir.

"This humanitarian cargo from Russia proves once again that Syria is not alone in its war on terror," the governor said. "With the support of its friends the Syrian people will be able to win this battle."

In 2013, the Russian Emergencies Ministry sent over 200 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Syria and neighboring Lebanon and Jordan. Another 70 tonnes were intended for Palestinian refugees in Syria. The humanitarian consignment consisted of tents, electric generators, dishware, camp furniture, blankets, food and baby food.

The ministry's planes brought around 900 citizens of Russia and the CIS back to their homeland.

Voice of Russia, Interfax, TASS

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_04/Russia-delivers-new-shipment-of-humanitarian-aid-to-Syria-5918/