UN Suspends Aid Drive In Syria After Airstrike

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This image provided by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo 24 news, shows a vest of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent hanging on a damaged vehicle, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. A U.N. humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes Monday as the Syrian military declared that a U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire had failed, and U.N. officials reported many dead and seriously wounded. (Aleppo 24 news via AP)

The U.N. says it has temporarily suspended all convoys in Syria after an airstrike on aid trucks killed 20 people.

The attack came just hours after Syria’s military declared an end to a weeklong ceasefire negotiated by the U.S. and Russia. Aid groups were able to deliver food rations to some regions during the cease fire, but others had no luck reaching one of the cities most in need, Aleppo.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with with Dominic Graham, the Syria response director from Mercy Corps.


Dominic Graham, Syria response director for the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps. The organization tweets @mercycorps.

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