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Aid groups vow to deliver life-saving supplies to Eastern Ghouta

After Syrian government imposes obstacles on entry of supplies, aid agencies vow to resume delivery on Thursday.

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Geneva, Switzerland – The UN will try to resume the delivery of critical food and health supplies to the town of Douma in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on March 8 if conditions allow, UN officials have announced.

A UN spokesperson said Tuesday that a humanitarian aid convoy carrying food and health supplies for 75,000 people was only partially able to unload its content on Monday, as heavy shelling from and into Eastern Ghouta continued, forcing the convoy to retreat.

Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital, Damascus, has been under siege by government forces since 2013, as they attempt to drain the armed opposition operating there.

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