Negotiations for access into besieged areas underway in Syria

WFP distributes food to assist displaced Syrians. Photo: WFP/Hussam Al Saleh

Negotiations to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian relief supplies to besieged communities in Syria are currently underway, according to the WFP representative in the country.

Matthew Hollingworth says the agency is also trying to organize an air bridge from Damascus into Deir-ez-Zor, an ISIL-controlled governorate where 215,000 people are cut off without aid.

May Yaacoub met with Mr Hollingworth in Syria's capital, Damascus and began by asking him about the scale of the crisis.

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