Syria: Crossing front lines to deliver aid

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The Red Cross Red Crescent has successfully delivered much-needed emergency relief aid across front lines in 3 Syrian governorates. 

On 25 September, personnel entered Moadamiya, a Damascus suburb, where they met with officials and delivered chronic disease medicine for over 5,000 patients. "This was the first time that such an operation had taken place in this area since the beginning of the conflict," explained Boris Michel, head of the ICRC delegation in Syria. 

Between 23 and 29 September, over 80,000 people in government and opposition controlled areas of Aleppo governorate also received food and basic aid. With the support of all parties to the conflict, food was delivered to over 23,000 people in Jisr Al Hajj, in the opposition controlled part of Aleppo, and emergency relief to over 60,000 people in the government controlled part of Al Shahbaa and Sfireh. These areas continue to witness an influx of people displaced by ongoing fighting in rural Aleppo. 

10,000 school kits containing notebooks, pens and geometry sets for children have also been provided in the opposition-controlled area of Al Houleh, in Homs governorate.