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Syrian Minister: Government seeks to deliver aid to all terrorism-affected families

20140328-212859 (1)Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Kinda al-Shammat said that the government is exerting all efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to all families affected by terrorism.
During her meeting with a number of displaced families in Hasaka on Friday, Minister al-Shammat said the Ministry is studying possibility of granting terrorism-affected families financial compensations in case there had not been any way to deliver aid to them due to road blocks by terrorist groups, adding the aid distribution committee plans take into consideration displaced families, families which are provided for by widows or females then families with large number or members of special needs.
For his part, Hasaka Governor Mohammad Za’al al- Ali said the province is suffering a massive blockade imposed by the armed terrorist groups that are stealing all food supplies, humanitarian aid, fuel and medicines.

Participants in the meeting called for supporting civil associations and conducting a census of number of displaced families in addition to supporting micro-loans to families in the countryside.
In a related context, Minister al-Shammat met with members of the province’s Humanitarian Aid Committee, highlighting the need to set a new work plan to distribute aid in all the province in accordance with routinely updated data.
In turn, the World Food Program (WFP) Office Director in Qamishli Afraa Noah said 79 trucks loaded with 10 thousand tons of food aid have entered the province recently through Nusaibeen border crossing, adding the humanitarian aid will be distributed in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and other charities.
For his part, Head of the UNICEF Office in Qamishli Tayyeb Adam said that 10 thousand food baskets, two thousand health baskets allocated to children, 25 thousand winter blankets, 4500 thousand packages of children clothes, three full medical kits and 27 school bags have entered Qamishli through Nusaibeen border crossing.

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