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UN reconsiders aid deliveries to Syria from Iraq

Residents of Syria's Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, gather near destroyed buildings to collect food aid on July 16, 2014The United Nations is pressing on with cross-border aid convoys to Syria from Turkey and Jordan but is reviewing plans to send relief from Iraq, the top UN aid official said Wednesday. The UN Security Council decided this month to set up the aid deliveries without the Syrian government’s consent from four crossing points to help millions of civilians in rebel-held areas. UN humanitarian relief coordinator Valerie Amos said more relief trucks should be crossing into Syria “in the next few days” after a first nine-truck convoy from Turkey delivered food, shelter, water and sanitation supplies on July 24.

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