Aid in Syria: by truck, boat, or horse and cart

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By now, you’ll probably have seen photos of Red Cross and Red Crescent trucks taking aid to vulnerable Syrians. You might also have read the blog by the British Red Cross logistics manager explaining how we source supplies and transport aid.

What you are unlikely to have seen are the innovative ways Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers are distributing aid in hard-to-access areas of Syria.


The river Euphrates runs through Deir Ez-Zor, splitting the city. Mass destruction of the bridges has made it harder to distribute aid. Undeterred, volunteers use a boat to take relief items across the river:

Also in Deir Ezzour, volunteer Mohammed uses a horse and cart to get food parcels to affected families:


Of course, the mode of transport isn’t really important – but the fact that aid is being delivered to vulnerable people across Syria is. Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers continue to use their ingenuity – and neutrality – to help people affected by Syria’s devastating conflict.

More funds are needed to ensure that the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement can carry on providing vital aid in this desperate situation.

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