Movement of Over 80% of UN Aid Convoys Blocked, Delayed in Syria

More than 80 percent of UN convoys carrying humanitarian aid have been delayed or blocked in Syria, media reported on Friday.

According to The Guardian newspaper, only six out of 33 approved deliveries managed to reach their destination in September until attack on a convoy interrupted relief supplies to war-torn Syria leading to their suspension.

On September 19, a UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Aleppo province was hit by a strike, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 

As a result, 18 of 31 trucks were destroyed and at least 21 individuals were killed. 

A number of US military officials claimed that Russia was responsible, while Moscow called for a thorough investigation into the incident.

The incident took place amid intensified fighting in Aleppo escalating after nationwide ceasefire regime valid since September 12 broke down.

Published time 20:04 Toronto