Syria: ICRC delivers emergency relief in Rural Damascus

by International Committee of the Red Cross | International Committee of the Red Cross
Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:00 GMT

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"The convoy arrived in Barzeh yesterday and delivered medical, food and other items, including kitchen sets, blankets and mattresses, throughout the day to local committees," said Daphnée Maret, the deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Syria, who oversaw the operation. "ICRC economic security and health specialists had assessed the humanitarian situation in Barzeh last week. This is significant, as it paved the way for the impartial delivery of assistance, including medical relief, in an area directly affected by fighting."

Local committees and local health personnel will start to distribute the aid provided by the ICRC at several easily accessible distribution points in the district today.

For further information, please contact:Simon Schorno, ICRC Damascus, tel: +963 993 700 847Dibeh Fakhr, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 37 23 or +41 79 447 37 26