UN-chartered plane drops 20 tons of food on besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (APP): In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) Sunday delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh).
It was the first time that WFP food assistance has reached besieged parts of the city since March 2014.
A total of 20 metric tons of urgently needed food supplies ‘mainly beans, chickpeas and rice, and enough to feed 2,500 people for one month’ were dropped from high altitude by a WFP-chartered aircraft, the agency said in a press release.