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In-pictures: Syrian Arab Red Crescent include medical team in second joint humanitarian convoy to besieged towns

On 14 January 2016, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer teams, together with the ICRC and UN, have again been able delivery relief to the besieged towns of Madaya, Kafriya and Fouaa, as part of a second joint humanitarian convoy. Aid to Madaya delivered in 45 trucks; enough for 40,000 people. In addition, SARC sent a specialized team to provide much needed medical assistance.

Another convoy of 18 trucks arrived in Fouaa and Kafriya on the same day, which are sufficient to 20000 people. Both convoys delivered flour, winter clothes for children, school bags, blankets, soap and washing powder. 

More than 200 SARC volunteers were involved in these joint operations deliver and distribute relief relief items, coming from the six branches of Damascus, Rural Damascus, Hama, Homs, Idlib and Latakia.

 

SARC volunteers load a truck with relief items to be dispatched to the besieged towns of Kafriya and Fouaa the following morning. Photo: Abdullaziz Al-Droubi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

SARC trucks in a convoy of humanitarian relief items heading to Fouaa and Kafriya departs from Homs in the early morning light. Photo: Abdullaziz Al-Droubi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

SARC trucks from Homs branch in convoy together with other partners including the ICRC and UN agencies on their way to Fouaa and Kafriya in Idlib Governate. Photo: Abdullaziz Al-Droubi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

WFP trucks in convoy together with SARC and other partners including the ICRC on their way to Fouaa and Kafriya in Idlib Governate. Photo: Abdullaziz Al-Droubi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

SARC trucks from Homs branch in convoy together with other partners including the ICRC and UN agencies on their way to Fouaa and Kafriya in Idlib Governate. Photo: Abdullaziz Al-Droubi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

SARC volunteers prepare outside Damascus for the second humanitarian convoy to Madaya in 2016. Photo: Zaid Rabaa / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

SARC vehicles carrying volunteers who will distribute aid on behalf of all those contributing to the convoy on the road to Madaya. Photo: Zaid Rabaa / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

SARC vehicles including a mobile medical unit on the road to Madaya. Photo: Zaher Barazi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

On arrival in Madaya, SARC volunteers prepare to unload aid including flour, blankets, clothing and hygiene items. Photo: Zaher Barazi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent

 

SARC volunteers unload relief items to be distributed to those in need in the town of Madaya. As there is limited electricity, the teams use the headlights of vehicles to be able to work. Photo: Zaher Barazi / Syrian Arab Red Crescent


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