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Syrian fighters fired at a convoy of UN humanitarian aid

19.02.2014 12:46

The joint UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy was attacked by fire by fighters, but ultimately delivered humanitarian aid to the old areas of Homs. The situation with the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria is one of the major problems which representatives of the government and opposition forces in the country tried to solve at the Geneva talks. According to various sources, from one to four people received wounds.

Nevertheless, the UN will not stop to assist the blocked residents of the Syrian city of Homs, even despite the shelling of a humanitarian aid convoy, reads the statement by Valerie Amos, UN USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, handed out on Saturday evening.

"The United Nations and our humanitarian partners won't be bullied, and they will do their best to deliver aid to those in need," said Amos.

Despite the shelling of the column in Homs it was possible to deliver 250 packages with food, 190 hygiene kits and medicines for chronic patients.