First Aid-Convoy To Reach This Syrian City Since 2012 Didn't Have Food
The city of Daraya, Syria, has been under a government siege since 2012. So why didn't the first aid-convoy in four years bring any food?
This is the first aid-convoy to enter Daraya, Syria, since 2012.
But there was one problem: It didn't have any food.
Instead, it had lice shampoo, sand-fly nets, birth kits and powdered milk.
Daraya has been under siege by the Assad regime for years. About 4,000 people are still there, and they have little access to food.
The United Nations hasn't ruled out air drops, but those would be complicated in urban areas. Daraya is only about 5 miles from Syria's capital, Damascus. The U.N. says it also needs to get permission from the regime.
That's the same regime that has been sieging and shelling Daraya.
This video includes video from Daraya Media Center, Local Council of Daraya City, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, United Nations and Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic. Music courtesy of APM Music.
Netanyahu fires defense minister, sparking mass protests
The standoff has threatened to spill over into a broader constitutional crisis.
Daylight savings dispute leaves Lebanon with two time zones
Many Lebanese have found themselves in the position of juggling work and school schedules in different time zones.
US launches airstrikes in Syria after drone kills US worker
The exchange threatens to upend recent efforts to deescalate tensions across the wider Middle East.
Migrants fearing deportation set fatal fire, Mexican president says
Officials confirmed more than three dozen people died in the fire.
Remote fitness classes are helping seniors in rural areas in U.S.
Due to the pandemic, a lot of health classes transitioned from in-person to remote delivery, improving access to better health outcomes.
Using improv comedy to gain new social and creative skills
Employees across the U.S. are using improv comedy as a tool for increasing their confidence and becoming more extroverted.