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Russia sends aid worth $1.3m to Syria
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Fri Aug 2, 2013 5:45AM
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On July 31, the United Nations said an estimated 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria.

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Russia has dispatched another consignment of humanitarian aid worth $1.3 million to Syria in an effort to assist the victims of the ongoing turmoil in Syria.


The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the new batch, which was delivered to Damascus this week, includes medical equipment, clothes and food supplies, Ria Novosti news agency reported.

The Russian ministry further stressed that Moscow would continue to provide the Syrian nation with humanitarian assistance. Moscow says it will also send aid to Syria under the umbrella of different international bodies.

According to the report, the aid was collected by the St. Petersburg-based Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society and funded by the Russian Orthodox Church.

On July 31, the United Nations said an estimated 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria.

The United States, the Europe Union and their allies have imposed sanctions on Syria.

On July 12, Russia sent a total of 70 tons of humanitarian supplies to the Palestinian refugees residing in Syria. Moscow also sent more than 30 tons of similar humanitarian aid to the crisis-hit country in April.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million of others displaced since the outbreak of the violence.

The Western powers and their regional allies continue to support Takfiri groups operating inside Syria, but Russia remains a supporter of the Syrian government.

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