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Exclusive: WHO says Syria approves medicine deliveries to Aleppo, other areas

Dec 22, 2014    

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government has approved the delivery of medicine and surgical supplies to three areas of the country aid workers were previously unable to reach regularly, including opposition-held Aleppo, the World Health Organization said on Monday.All sides in Syria's three-year civil war have prevented medicine from crossing front lines fearing it could be used to help wounded enemy fighters. This has deprived trapped civilians from life-saving medical assistance.Elizabeth Hoff, the WHO's Syria representative, told Reuters the government has now promised access to Aleppo, the...

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