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The King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has begun to deliver aid to displaced people in Syria, and 25 trucks coming from the Turkish city of Al-Rayhaniyyah yesterday crossed the Turkish-Syrian border. The trucks were carrying aid provided by the centre for people who have been displaced from Aleppo.

The supplies include food baskets for adults and children, as well as winter clothing and personal hygiene products. This assistance will be followed by other executive programmes as part of the centre’s comprehensive plan to respond to the Syrian crisis that will be carried out through emergency and long term programmes to alleviate the suffering of the Syrians.

In addition to this, the Director of Humanitarian Aid at the King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid Mr Abdullah Al-Ruwaili said in a telephone conversation with Asharq Al-Awsat from the Turkish city of Al-Rayhaniyyah that “The centre is implementing an urgent response to a plan that takes into consideration several details and is based on the actual needs on the ground and on the percentage of those killed and injured”. He noted that the delivery of aid will change according to the needs on the ground and the movement of displaced people, particularly in the Aleppo area.

Al-Ruwaili said that after the 25 trucks had crossed from the Turkish city of Al-Rayhaniyyah to the displaced people from Aleppo, the flow of aid to areas in dire need, the slums and those people who lived in areas controlled by the regime will continue. This is in order to provide them with some stability, protect their lives and provide them with temporary shelters and primary health care.

The official said that the centre is using all the mechanisms that it can to ensure that the aid reaches its beneficiaries through cooperation with a number of partners, the presence of independent monitors to deliver the aid, continuous coordination with all UN organisations and following plans that are implemented by humanitarian organisations that are part of the UN.