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Food Aid Shipments Arrive In Syria’s Aleppo; Government Calls For Help To Rebuild Health System

News outlets report on food aid shipments to Syria’s Aleppo province and calls from the government for the international community to assist in rebuilding the country’s wrecked health care system.

BBC News: Syria crisis: Red Cross delivers food aid to Aleppo
“The Syrian province of Aleppo is getting its first food aid for months, with rations delivered to 60,000 people in rebel- and government-held areas…” (5/21).

Reuters: Food distribution under way for 60,000 in Syria’s Aleppo — Red Cross
“The Red Cross said on Wednesday it begun a major distribution of emergency rations on both sides of the battle lines around the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo, its first since October…” (Nebehay, 5/21).

Reuters: Syria calls for help rebuilding health system wrecked by “terrorists”
“Syria’s government begged the world for help on Wednesday to rebuild a health care system it said had been destroyed by ‘terrorists,’ despite reports by U.N. officials that Syrian government forces were largely to blame for the damage…” (Miles, 5/21).