Transiting through Turkey, the UN on Tuesday sent 106 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.
The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria, through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
The aid will be distributed to residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.
Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its allies, Anadolu Agency explained.
It is currently home to 4 million civilians, including hundreds of thousands displaced in recent years by regime forces throughout the war-weary country.