Aid agencies are preparing to send food and medical supplies to the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, with a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the US due to begin at sunset on Monday.
Turkey said more than 30 aid trucks, under UN supervision, were ready to deliver humanitarian supplies to the city, amid hopes that the proposed truce will secure a rare lull in a war that has killed almost 300,000 people and displaced millions from their homes.
“Today after sunset, whether it is the UN or our Red Crescent, they will send food, toys and clothing to the people, mainly in Aleppo, through the predetermined corridors,” Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, told reporters.
Britain’s former foreign secretary, David Miliband, now chief executive of the International Rescue Committee, said the deal offered the best chance of a ceasefire since the five-year civil war began.
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