UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday airlifted 31 metric tonnes of relief supplies from Damascus to Qamishly, including medicines, vaccines for 250,000 people, medical equipment and winter relief items, Nesirky said at a daily briefing here on Friday.

A UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) team was also able to deliver a limited number of food parcels in Yarmouk on Thursday but was forced to withdraw following reports of gunfire near the distribution point, he said.

More than 1,370 people have so far been evacuated from Homs since February 7, Nesirky told.

Some 2,500 Syrians have been trapped in Homs without outside aid for nearly two years.

The conflict has left more than 1,00,000 people dead as well as 9.3 million people within Syria and more than two million others outside the country in need of humanitarian assistance. 


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