Syria 'starvation towns' won't get aid before Monday: Red Cross

A picture released by the International Committee of the Red Cross shows a convoy carrying medical items near Zabadani and Madaya, on October 18, 2015Aid desperately needed in three besieged towns in war-torn Syria cannot be delivered before Monday, the Red Cross said, citing logistical problems. Syria’s regime agreed Thursday to allow aid into Madaya, a town of 42,000 that has been surrounded by the army for six months and has become notorious in recent days because of people starving there. Tamam Mehrez of the Syrian Red Crescent had said “technically we are ready to begin distribution as early as Sunday, but if there are logistical issues it will be Monday at the latest”.

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