Aid fails to reach desperate civilians in Syria

  • 16/09/2016
Syrian fighters (CBS)
Syrian fighters (CBS)

Four days in and the ceasefire in Syria appears to be holding, but desperately needed aid is yet to reach many who need it.

Trucks filled with food and medicine are waiting for the all clear to enter war-ravaged cities and towns.

As part of the truce deal, the rebels and the Syrian Government are supposed to agree to the deployment of a security force to protect checkpoints along the route to Aleppo to ensure aid delivery to the city's opposition sector, which has been besieged by Russian-backed government forces since July.

The UN estimates about a quarter million people are trapped inside.

However, as fighting continues, the aid is delayed.

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