GETTING AID TO RAQQA

 

The sun going down over Raqqa

There is growing concern about the humanitarian situation in the north and north east of Syria. The World Food Programme have delivered some aid but there are many areas with next to nothing. Why is this? There are continuing problems with cross-border aid from Turkey, and the various partners of the coalition have new rules of engagement. Civilians are taking a lot of hits from the airstrikes and casualties/fatalities are never reported in full. In addition, there are concerns about the use of white phosphorus by coalition forces.

Two boys walk at a camp for people displaced from fighting in the Islamic State stronghold ofRaqqa, in Ain Issa, Syria June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Children walk at a camp for people displaced from fighting in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, in Ain Issa, Syria June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic