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UN calls for humanitarian access to besieged areas in Syria

Latest Update: January 8, 2016 | 189 Views
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UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has called for unimpeded humanitarian access to besieged areas in Syria.

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According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs up to 4.5 million people in the war-torn country do not have access to the life-saving aid they urgently need.

Meanwhile, Syrian government has agreed to allow aid into the besieged rebel-held village of Madaya.

The UN’s World Food Programme said that if access were secured, trucks could begin to arrive by Monday.