UN Food Aid Lands in ISIS Controlled Territory

UN Food Aid Lands in ISIS Controlled Territory

Food aid drops by the UN World Food Program which was intended for Syrian civilians in Deir Ezzor city, have reportedly landed in predominantly ISIS held territory.

The UN claimed last week that the WFP had successfully dropped 21 tonnes of aid into the city of Deir Ezzor.

ALALAM Reports:

“Planes dropped the humanitarian help sent by the United Nations into the territory controlled by Daesh. Just two containers ended up in the areas where the Syrian army [is located],” the source told RIA Novosti.

The contents of the containers that landed on the government-controlled territory has been badly damaged due to a parachute system failure, the source added.

According to earlier reports, the WFP has issued a statement admitting difficulties with the operation, adding that necessary adjustments are being carried out.

Some 200,000 people living under the ISIS-imposed siege in Deir Ezzor are experiencing severe water shortages and a total lack of electricity, according to the United Nations.

Russia has also been providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, including through joint efforts with the Syrian government, particularly in Deir Ezzor, reported by Sputnik.