The United Nations says that it has done its first air drop aid in Syria to assist the civilians that have been affected by the Syrian conflict.
The chief of UN aid, O’Brien Stephen, told the Security Council that 21 tones of humanitarian goods were dropped by the plane on the Deir al-Zour part the government controls.
Mr. O’Brien said that earlier reports had shown that the aid had reached the area that was being targeted.
United Nations reports that 200,000 civilians have been affected by the war between the government and the Taliban.
It adds that the citizens that have been faced with “sharply deteriorating situations” as well as “malnutrition and death that is caused by starvation.”
Over 100 Lorries that carried basic goods and food reached 80,000 civilians who the Syrian conflict has displaced them from their home. Two more conveys were put on a road to deliver the humanitarian items to the towns that the government has besieged.
O’Brien said that the World Food Programme plane was involved in making the delivery of the aid in Syria.
He said that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent team confirmed the food had reached the target audience just as it had been planned.
Now that the warring parties have blocked any ways to access the city, the air drop remains the only hope for the UN aid agencies.
Earlier on, the World Food Programme ruled out the possibility of air drop of aid in Syria as a result of the complexity of the airspace, locating the best drop zone and also organizing how distribution will happen on the ground.
The UK government on the other side stated that air drops are “high risk” and should be used only after all the other possible avenues have been exhausted.
Mr. Jan, chair of the humanitarian taskforce, said that air drop was the only available option to get to the Deir al-Zour people.
The rebel-held Madaya, Muadhamiya and Zabadani areas as well as the pro-government Foah and Kefraya regions in the northern villages were supplied with aid last week.
It is expected that the supplies will go for a week.
The two sides in the Syrian conflicts are believed to be implementing besiege war; the forces surround an area and then cut off any essential supplies from reaching the civilians. This breaches international law.
The government in Syria plans to partially ceasefire but maintains it will continue in the fight against al-Nusra, terrorist groups linked to IS and IS itself.