International Red Cross delivers aid to Kurdish district northwest Syria

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ICRC's aid arrives to Afrin, northwestern Syria. Activists

ARA News

A convoy of 27 trucks carrying aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) entered on Thursday the Kurdish district of Afrin, in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province.

The aid shipment is aimed at supporting internally displaced people (IDPs).

Afrin is hosting thousands of displaced people from war-torn parts of northern Syria.

“A convoy of 27 trucks loaded with ICRC relief aid entered to the Afrin canton,” said Abdulkarim Omer, the head of foreign relations for the Cezire Canton in Syria’s Kurdish region-Rojava.

This comes after requests from the local self-administration in Afrin for more humanitarian support.

The trucks include relief and health items. 4 trucks went to northern Aleppo areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), 8 trucks to Afrin city centre and Jindires, 6 trucks for the Mobata sub-district, 6 trucks for the Shara sub-district, and 3 trucks for the Rajo area, all located in Afrin Canton.

According to officials, the aid will be distributed to poor families and IDPs in the Rubar IDP camps.

The Afrin Canton hosts thousands of IDPs fleeing areas under control of the Syrian government, ISIS, and Turkey-backed rebels.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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