Saturday, January 09, 2016

Why US is not air dropping food, medicine for starving Syrians

Why the US Govt does not airdrop food and medicine to Syrian towns under siege of Assad & Hezbollah? Is the US govt considering air dropping those towns? Tens of thousands are starving to death places like Madaya, Ghouta, Mouadamiya under  thesiege, eating leaves and cats etc. US airdropped food and medicine to the Yazidis in Mt Sinjar.

US State Department Senior Official Elizabeth Trudeau responded via email: 
As we said at the top of yesterday’s press briefing, we urge the Asad regime to fulfill immediately its stated pledge to lift its siege and allow humanitarian access to the besieged towns of Madaya, in Foah and Kefraya, as well as the many other towns throughout Syria suffering at the hands of the Asad regime.

We continue to work through our humanitarian partners to send urgent assistance and food to those in need throughout Syria, including these hard-to-reach and besieged areas like Madaya and other Damascus suburbs.  However, for the safety and security of those providing and receiving this assistance, we cannot provide further details.

Trudeau, Elizabeth K
US State Department

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