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Aid convoy headed to isolated Syrian camp near Jordan

February 6, 2019

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are dispatching more than 100 trucks of humanitarian aid from Damascus to Syrians stranded near the border with Jordan.

The convoy is described in a statement Wednesday by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent as the largest to reach more than 40,000 residents of the Rukban camp. It’s carrying food, medicine and educational materials.

The distribution is expected to take seven days and involve more than 140 Red Crescent volunteers. The U.N. humanitarian chief urged the convoy to go through without delay because of deteriorating conditions.

The last aid delivery to the isolated camp was sent in November, nearly 10 months after the previous batch.

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