JHCO dispatches 14-truck relief convoy to Syria

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AMMAN — Upon Royal directives, the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) has dispatched a 14-truck relief convoy to Syria to deliver aid to families who survived the earthquakes that hit Syria and Turkey last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Monday.اضافة اعلان

The 14 semitrucks were loaded with medicines, foodstuffs, blankets, and drinking water, and were delivered to the affected areas in Syria through the reciprocal transport system at the Jordanian-Syrian border center, ministry spokesperson Sinan Majali said in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The High Relief Committee in Syria received seven trucks, and UN agencies operating in the country received the other seven trucks, to distribute relief items to survivors in the affected areas, Majali said.

Staggering figuresNearly 11 million people inside Syria have been affected by the earthquake, according to the UN. Four million of those people rely on aid agencies for basic humanitarian needs like clean water and food.

“This is a big catastrophe,” El-Mostafa Benlamlih, the UN’s resident coordinator for Syria, had said in a video briefing with reporters last Wednesday. “We are struggling; our humanitarian work is affected.”

At the time, Benlamlih had said that 30,000 people were taking shelter in schools and mosques in Aleppo alone, and about 70,000 were on the streets.

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