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Humanitarian convoy attacked in Syria

(B2) A humanitarian convoy was attacked on Saturday (June 17) on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, which injured a Syrian Arab Red Crescent staff member.

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 ».


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).