Syrian Arab Red Crescent receives ambulances, logistics equipment

Germany handed over new assistance to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Tuesday (June 12).

The assistance, worth €650,000 ($812,000), comes in the form of ambulances and logistics equipment. This is part of the Western nation’s support to the organization’s work in the conflict-afflicted nation.

The move follows SARC President Abdul Rahman Attar’s visit to Germany, where he held several talks concerning humanitarian aid for Syrians. Humanitarian needs are growing not only within Syria, but also in neighboring countries where Syrians take refuge.

The country, U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told news agencies, has fallen into a civil war. Heavy fighting remains in many parts of the country, including in the town of al-Haffeh. Members of the U.N. Supervision Mission in Syria tried to enter the town, but were unable to do so as residents blocked the observers, UNSMIS spokesperson Sausan Ghosheh said. Further, U.N. vehicles were fired at as observers were leaving the area. No one from the UNSMIS team was hurt from the shooting.

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