IHH sends aid to medical teams in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta
Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has delivered food aid to medical teams working in Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta district, a suburb of Damascus, according to an official on Wednesday.
In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Selim Tosun, the foundation's media adviser, recalled that a humanitarian crisis had been unfolding in Eastern Ghouta for the last five years.
Tosun said the increase in the number of airstrikes as well as food and medicine crisis was making it extremely difficult for the people in the region to survive.
"Medical teams are trying to keep people alive under impossible circumstances," he said.
"They have met their needs with the aid packages we have delivered them. Our distributions benefited 300 health workers and their families."
In the past eight months, Bashar al-Assad regime forces have intensified their siege on the region, making it nearly impossible for food or medicine to get into the district and leaving thousands of patients in need of treatment.
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