UN Working to Start Cross-Border Aid to Syria

July 16, 2014 10:38 PM

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The United Nations said Wednesday it has already positioned supplies for the first convoys that will deliver aid from several neighboring countries to rebel-held areas in Syria, and hopes to reach 2.9 million people.

U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos and the heads of the World Food Program and the U.N. children's agency said in a joint statement that a Security Council resolution adopted Saturday authorizing cross-border aid deliveries "represents a breakthrough in our efforts to get aid to Syrians in need."

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