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UN pleads with Assad over food aid stuck at Syria border

AFP
Published Sep 22, 2016, 8:01 pm IST
Updated Sep 22, 2016, 8:03 pm IST
Forty trucks are sitting at the Turkish-Syrian border and the food will be expiring soon, pleaded UN.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Photo: AFP)
 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Photo: AFP)

Geneva: Food aid for rebel-held east Aleppo, which has been stalled at the Syrian border since last week, will go bad on Monday, the UN said on Thursday, urging the country's leader to clear the delivery.

"Forty trucks are sitting at the Turkish-Syrian border. The food will be expiring on Monday," the head of the United Nations humanitarian taskforce for Syria, Jan Egeland, told reporters in Geneva on Thursday.

 

"The drivers are sleeping at the border and they have done so now for now a week, so please, President Assad, do your bit to enable us to get to eastern Aleppo and also the other besieged areas," Egeland added, in a direct appeal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

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Location: Switzerland, Geneve, Geneve




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