The World Food Programme have done 250 airdrops of humanitarian supplies to the trapped civilians in the besieged city of Deir Ezzor over the course of more than a year.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been in charge of collecting the airdropped shipments and distributing them to the trapped civilians from its centers in the city. The beneficiaries are given an SARC-issued card with which they can receive the aid.
However, the life-saving food are sometimes either stolen or controlled by Assad’s forces operating in the city, which have deprived some of the trapped civilians from the aid. The humanitarian situation in the city is still miserable and the prices of foodstuff are still sky-high, in addition to a severe shortage of drinkable water and electricity supplies.