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Russian military deliver humanitarian aid to Syrian Hama

April 23, 15:37 UTC+3 HAMA (Syria)
The cargo contains bread made from Russian flour, individual food packs, tinned fish and meat, sugar, flour, powdered milk and cereals
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HAMA (Syria), April 23. /TASS/. The Russian military have delivered about 5 tons of humanitarian aid to three centers for refugees in Syria’s Hama, spokesman of the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria Colonel Sergei Ivanov told reporters on Saturday.

The cargo contains bread made from Russian flour, individual food packs, tinned fish and meat, sugar, flour, powdered milk and cereals. Children received sweet gifts: waffles, cookies and candies. Besides, the Russian specialists will be working at medical facilities at the refugee centers, offering assistance to everyone.

The spokesman said the humanitarian action became possible only due to close cooperation with the local authorities.

"We are not only busy with the reconciliation, we also offer humanitarian assistance from Russia. And now we have chosen at the Hama Province three schools, which accommodate refugees from Aleppo, Idlib and eastern Hama, where people fled sufferings from the militants. Now they are in very poor conditions. We are in very close contacts with the governor, since he has exhaustive information about the situation in the Hama Province."

The province’s Deputy Governor Kamel Ramadan thanked Russia for the fighting the international terrorism and for the humanitarian support, which is needed badly by many people, who had to leave their houses in the war-torn region.

"We could provide for everything necessary for our refugees by the mutual work with the people and with all the humanitarian organizations, as well as with the assistance from our Russian friends, who offer the required humanitarian assistance , who support our children in the refugee centers, and we appreciate greatly this support," Ramadan said. "We thank the Russian Federation, the Russian friends, who are working here in the human interests."

He said the local authorities had made several schools for children of refugees and the pupils have lessons there in two shifts.

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