First UN aid convoy enters quake-hit Syria via new crossing

Written by on February 15, 2023

The first UN aid convoy has entered through a reopened border crossing into rebel-held north-western Syria, devastated by last week’s earthquake.

The UN said 11 lorries crossed from Turkey at Bab al-Salameh on Tuesday.

Many Syrians are angry over the lack of aid for the war-torn nation especially to rebel areas, after last week’s quakes in which more than 41,000 are known to have died in Turkey and Syria.

The UN and Syria’s government on Monday agreed to use two more crossings.


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