France Sends Medical Assistance to Syria

Photo: AP – France is reported to have sent 50 tons of medical aid to Syria. The aid has reportedly involved Russia to facilitate it.

Reported by Reuters on Monday (23/07/2018), Delivery of this aid will reportedly headed to East Ghouta. The region is known to be the power of the Syrian government.

A French diplomat said that this operation culminated in an agreement between President Emmanuel Macron and President Vladimir Putin.

Later the aid will arrive with a Russian plane at a Russian military base in Syria northwest of France.

“This operation is very significant because it shows the willingness of Russia to work with us on priority issues,” the source said.

Small aid has entered eastern Ghouta, where about 500,000 people live, since April, although the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) managed to deliver food and nutritional aid to about 25,000 people in early July.

Once in Syria, the cargo will be distributed by OCHA in coordination with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.