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Deadline for aid airdrops to designated besieged areas that have still not been reached

June 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Tuesday, May 17th, the ISSG released a statement on renewing the Cessation of Hostilities and increasing humanitarian aid access. In the statement they announced that they would take concrete measures to reach UN-designated besieged areas that had still not been reached with humanitarian assistance by June 1:

“the ISSG calls on the World Food Program to immediately carry out a program for air bridges and air drops for all areas in need.” The number of unreached designated besieged areas was 5 at the time of the statement, all in the Damascus suburbs, and all besieged by the Government of Syria.

Read the ISSG statement HERE


Update: On May 26, Special Envoy De Mistura cast doubt on whether the UN/ISSG would follow through with the air drops, telling reporters that in order for them to occur: “there is a need for the cooperation of the government of Syria,” since all unreached besieged areas are besieged by the Syrian government


June 1, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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United Nations