Several convoys with humanitarian aid entered the besieged city of Madaya, north of Damascus, and Fua and Kefraya in the north of Syria , five days after United Nations (UN) announced an agreement with the Syrian government and three months after these populations receive food and medicine for the last time .
spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria, Pawel Krzysiek , informed the news agency EFE that between 44 and 50 truckloads of food and medicine began to enter Madaya while another 21 did so simultaneously in Fua and Kefraya, in the northern province of Idleb.
All aid is transported and distributed by the ICRC, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the World Food Programme of the UN, and both the army and rebel militias in the area pledged to ensure the safety of the entire operation.
in a statement, the head of the ICRC delegation in Syria, Marianne Gasser, warned that the humanitarian operation "probably take several days "because in Madaya it is believed that there are over 40,000 people stranded without aid since 17 October, and another 20,000 in Fua and Kefraya.
the war continues in different parts of Syria, where more than 250,000 and have died, but the attention of humanitarian organizations is now concentrated in Madaya, a city located only 40 kilometers northwest of the capital, Damascus, where already killed 30 civilians starve.
the situation is desperate.
local activists told international media in recent days that people have to eat grass and tree leaves, plus their pets to survive.
"we are helpless, we are waiting (...) but people is dying and the more time passes, more tragedies will, "he said yesterday DPA activist Mazen Burhan from Madaya via Skype.
a UN report reveals that it is not the first that the Syrian government of Al Bashar delays or completely blocks the entry of humanitarian aid to a controlled or strong presence of insurgent militias area.
Only in 2015, Damascus has authorized 6 69 orders of UNICEF, the UN fund that deals with children while blocked 21 orders from the World Food Programme.
prolonged military siege of towns and villages is just one of the forms that widespread violence in Syria, after nearly five years of internal war.
in northern country, around the city of Aleppo, at least twelve civilians were killed, mostly children, in bombing and fighting the army against insurgent-controlled militias areas, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition organization based in London.
the same organization said that some of the bombings could have been fired by Russian planes, allied air offensive in the Syrian Army for three and a half months ago.