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Since UN vote, aid still sparse in northwest Syria

Since the UN approved six more months of cross-border humanitarian aid to northwest Syria, deliveries remain minimal and millions of people are in need.
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A UN aid convoy of 14 trucks entered Syria through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing between Syria and Turkey on July 28. It's the first since the UN Security Council voted July 12 to extend lifesaving aid deliveries into northwest Syria from Turkey for six more months.

Mazen Alloush, Bab al-Hawa's media director, told Al-Monitor that only one UN aid convoy has entered the area through the Bab al-Hawa crossing since the new UN resolution was announced. Another convoy from the World Food Programme arrived in Idlib on Aug. 4. 

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