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Emergency relief for over 4,000 families has been delivered to Barzeh over the last two days. The 19-truck humanitarian convoy was the first to enter the Rural Damascus district since a truce was brokered there earlier this month.

"The convoy arrived in Barzeh yesterday and delivered medical, food and other items, including kitchen sets, blankets and mattresses, throughout the day to local committees," said Daphnée Maret, the deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Syria, who oversaw the operation. "ICRC economic security and health specialists had assessed the humanitarian situation in Barzeh last week. This is significant, as it paved the way for the impartial delivery of assistance, including medical relief, in an area directly affected by fighting."

Local committees and local health personnel will distribute the at easily accessible distribution points in the district today.

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