First aid shipment in months reaches besieged Madaya
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 15:00
The first shipment of foreign aid since October reached the besieged Syrian city of Madaya on Monday, bringing starving residents to tears at the sight, a United Nations source told CNN.
According to SANA, Syria's state news agency, 65 trucks loaded with aid supplies entered Madaya and two other besieged towns, Foua and Kefraya.
Four trucks carrying food and blankets had moved into the city by about 5:30 p.m. Monday, the source said. The rest of the 44-truck convoy, carrying medicine and other supplies, was expected to enter the city shortly afterward, the source said.
A press release from the U.N. Refugee Agency said there were 49 vehicles delivering aid to Madaya.