This convoy, which included 37 trucks from the ICRC, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations, should supply food, medicine and daily essentials to the town of East Harasta.
A seriously injured member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent
“As the convoy approached the town at around 19 p.m., a shootout took place and a Syrian Arab Red Crescent staff member was seriously injured. explains an ICRC press release condemning this attack and reminds all parties in Syria of their obligation to protect and respect humanitarian workers and the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems ».
East Harasta isolated for almost eight months
The people of East Harasta 'nhave not received any humanitarian aid for almost eight months”. The ICRC calls for "renewed security guarantees" to carry out the planned aid delivery, recalling that it " remains committed to meeting the needs of populations in East Harasta and elsewhere in Syria ».