SYRIA / RUKBAN HUMANITARIAN CONVOY

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19-Feb-2019 00:04:28
The UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it took part last week in one of the largest and most complex humanitarian missions carried out in the eight years of the Syrian conflict. UNHCR

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STORY: SYRIA / RUKBAN HUMANITARIAN CONVOY
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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DATELINE: 14 FEBRUARY 2019, RUKBAN, SYRIA

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14 FEBRUARY 2019, RUKBAN, SYRIA

1. Driving shot, UN convoy on the road to Rukban
2. Driving shot, cars driving through the mud
3. Various shots, aid being loaded into trucks
4. Various shots, aid being distributed
5. Wide shot, family gathering aid
6. Wide shot, truck carrying family and aid driving away
7. Med shot, chairs being unloaded
8. Wide shot, Syrian Red Crescent staff disembarking from bus
9. Various shots, children being vaccinated
10. Various shots, UNHCR staff singing with children in classroom
11. Wide shot, UNICEF staff member counting with the kids in classroom
12. Wide shots, distributing back packs to children
13. Med shot, UNHCR staff member singing Arabic alphabet with children
14. Med shot, man showing a wound to WHO staff
15. Wide shot, displaced persons

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The UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it took part last week in one of the largest and most complex humanitarian missions carried out in the eight years of the Syrian conflict.

The joint aid convoy by the UN and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) delivered desperately-needed aid to more than 40,000 people stranded in the remote Rukban makeshift settlement in south-eastern Syria by the border with Jordan. It was the second such convoy organized from within Syria, after a first one was conducted in November 2018. Based on earlier assessments, this over a weeklong mission included more than 300 humanitarian staff and volunteers and well over 100 trucks loaded with aid.

The UN/SARC convoy brought food, medicines and medical equipment, winter equipment and clothing, shelter, plus hygiene kits for women and girls. Nutrition, education and children’s kits were also distributed. UNHCR together with other humanitarian partners closely monitored both the distribution and post-distribution phases to ensure the aid was delivered to those civilians most in need.

UNHCR said the conditions in Rukban are desperate. It’s a no man’s land, there are practically no services, and access to clean water is very limited. Even the most basic healthcare does not exist, and overall health conditions are catastrophic.

UNHCR said women, children and the disabled who have no support and are left to fend for themselves are the most vulnerable.

Prices of commodities that reach the camp are too expensive and beyond most families reach. The majority of the civilian population at Rukban are women and children, living in makeshift and scattered shelter, without privacy nor protection from the harsh weather conditions.
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