16 February 2013

The Syria Logistics Cluster led by the World Food Programme, in collaboration with Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and OCHA, coordinated the very first inter-agency convoy to Idleb governorate, northwest Syria. The 6 WFP contracted trucks arrived in Idleb this morning, transporting much-needed relief items from Damascus to Atmeh (Idleb Governorate) on behalf of 6 UN agencies (UNHCR, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and WFP). This includes 5 truckloads of Non-Food Items (Blankets, Quilts, Health Kits, Safe Delivery Kits, Plastic Sheeting, and Hygiene Kits) and 1 truckload of food rations.

The planning and organization of this convoy was the result of strong cooperation between different UN Agencies to reach the most vulnerable people in the camps along the border with Turkey. The convoy departed on the morning of Wednesday 13 February from Damascus, laden with these relief items... READ MORE