Syrian Arab Republic: UN-led relief convoys into hot-spot areas (January to April 2013) [EN/AR]

UN-led relief convoys are accompanied by international UN staff. The convoys target hot-spot areas, seeking to reach people in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance. Convoys enhance humanitarian access through negotiations with actors on the ground and the establishment of by-pass routes. Once access into hot-spot areas has been established, agencies have been able to provide additional assistance through regular programme delivery.

Convoys indicated on this map do not include assistance delivered through regular assistance programmes by the UN and humanitarian partners. Such programme activity ensures assistance delivery to people in all 14 governorates of Syria, including regular food assistance to 2.5 million people.

UN-led convoys include UNDSS, OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP, IOM and the Logistics Cluster. The routes indicated on this map are only proximate. En route, convoys encountered and passed dozens of checkpoints manned by Government forces or armed opposition groups.

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