Russian dry cargo ship delivered 475 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria

17 December 2020


The Sparta motor vessel with 475 tons of humanitarian aid for the most war-affected areas of Syria has arrived at the Russian Navy's logistics point in Tartus. Viktor Alekseev, the Deputy Commander of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria for Logistics, told reporters.

"Now you and I are watching the unloading of a dry cargo ship that arrived with food for the population of the Syrian Arab Republic. It contained 475 tons of food for humanitarian purposes, which is currently being unloaded and put into storage. It will be enough for the next few months," Alekseev said.

The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Sides, which has branches in all Syrian provinces, is distributing humanitarian aid. One of the Center's tasks is to provide targeted assistance to those who need it most. As a rule, these are families of deceased Syrian servicemen, families with many children and low-income families who lost their breadwinners, residents of the most war-affected settlements and refugees.

Last November alone, Syrian citizens received about 140 tons of food supplies. Farmers who suffered from severe forest fires were also among those in need this fall. They were also given warm winter clothes and blankets. During the five years of war, a total of 4,500 tons of humanitarian aid was delivered to Syria.


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Based on materials from TASS