The United Nations sent a total of 42 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province where millions remain in desperate need of assistance on April 20, 2020.
DE-ESCALATION ZONE IS CURRENTLY HOME TO 4 MILLION CIVILIANS
The aid trucks entered Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province, which borders Idlib.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone laid out in a deal between Turkey and Russia in late 2018. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire agreements since then but the deals have been frequently violated by the Assad regime and its allies.
The de-escalation zone is currently home to 4 million civilians, including hundreds of thousands displaced in recent years by regime forces throughout the war-weary country.