On February 6, the UN and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent launched a massive aid operation for the more than 40,000 displaced people in Rukban Camp, in the US-occupied part of Syria, near the border with Jordan, a UN spokesman said.
“The joint inter-agency convoy consists of 118 trucks… and will deliver food, health, nutritional supplies, core relief items, water sanitation and hygiene materials, education items and children’s recreational kits to people at the site, the vast majority of whom are vulnerable women and children,” Stephen Dujarric, the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said. “Vaccines for some 10,000 children under five (years) of age will also be part of the convoy.”
He described this as “the largest ever convoy to provide humanitarian assistance” to Rukban Camp.
The security of the convoy was provided by units of the Russian Military Police.