On Wednesday the UN within the World Food Programme (WFP) has made an attempt to deliver humanitarian aid intended for the besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. The task was carried out by airdropping twenty platforms with food (total weight about 21 tons) by the chartered Ilyushin Il-76 plane of Russian “Abakan Air” company to the area of 1 km to southwest of the airfield Deir ez-Zor.
The UN officials have already made brave reports about the successful completion of the mission but the source in one of the Syrian ministries in Damascus told the real situation was a bit different: the cargo landed into Daesh territory.
At the same time, the Arab eyewitnesses, who watched this landing from the ground, exploded social networks (including terrorists’ messages): it became known two parachute systems had worked correctly only in two platforms instead of twenty. The rest of them were smashed, the load was almost lost completely. The highest efficiency, up to 10% came to the needy. According to anonymous sources the UN humanitarian cargo was prepared for sending and landing by unknown relief organization in Amman (Jordan).
After the risen wave in Arab social networks and mass media, the UN World Food Programme official representatives had to confirm the failure of the operation on humanitarian aid delivery to Deir ez-Zor civilians surrounded by terrorists.
Prior to this the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien has managed to brag about the fact of the successful delivery of multi-ton humanitarian cargo first batch dropped from the air on the Deir ez-Zor. The UN Under-Secretary-General said the cargo landed in the designated place according to the UN information.
According to O’Brien, the UN and partners favored 110.000 residents of the besieged regions of the Syrian province administrative center.
As a result, on Thursday the representative of the World Food Programme has denied these reports having recognized that most humanitarian cargo had been damaged and some humanitarian aid had landed in the wrong area. According to the WFP, the location of the rest of the cargo is not identified.