WHO gets green light to deliver medicine to Aleppo, other areas

Syrians receive food aid from a community kitchen that caters to impoverished families in the Myassar neighbourhood of Aleppo on November 23, 2014Damascus has agreed to allow deliveries of desperately needed medical supplies to opposition-held parts of Aleppo and two other hard-to-reach areas, the World Health Organization said Monday. “We have gotten all of the approval letters, we are ready to deliver,” the UN agency’s Syria representative Elizabeth Hoff told AFP. The Syrian government and other parties to the conflict had agreed to allow and facilitate deliveries of medicine for chronic diseases, vaccines, intravenous fluids and surgical supplies to opposition-controlled areas in Aleppo governorate, the besieged Damascus district of Muadamiya, and the flashpoint Eastern Ghouta region near the capital. Deliveries would likely first be made to opposition-controlled areas in Aleppo governorate, Hoff said.

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