Lebanon News

Second aid convoy bound for isolated border town

BEIRUT: A second aid convoy will make its way to the besieged border town of Tfail Thursday, the Igatheyya organization said Wednesday. 

The convoy will carry medication, medical supplies, baking equipment, 10 tons of flour, 100 tents, 1,000 loaves of bread, 500 food coupons, drugs to sterilize drinking water, 200 milk shares and 200 diapers. 

Three convoys from Igatheyya, Baalbek’s Dar al-Fatwa, and the Higher Relief Council are expected to reach the town. 

In recent months, the Syrian army and Hezbollah cut off the main road most residents use to access Tfail, which passes through Syria, leaving the 3,000 Lebanese and an estimated 5,000 Syrian refugees residing in the village isolated and without basic supplies.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 22, 2014, on page 3.




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