Britain should look again at air dropping food into besieged Syrian towns

Jo Cox speaks at FCO questions about air dropping aid into besieged Syrian townsSuccessful air drops of aid into besieged Syrian towns have prompted Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox to once again raise the prospect of the British doing the same to help civilians caught up in the civil war.

Speaking at Foreign Office questions in the House of Commons yesterday, Mrs Cox said less aid is now reaching these communities than before the ceasefire.

Over the weekend however, she said the World Food Programme had successfully air dropped 20 tonnes of aid into the besieged town of Deir Ezzor – bypassing the Government blockade stopping UN trucks from entering.

“The Foreign Office, along with the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Defence, should now re-examine the possibility of airdrops to all besieged communities in Syria?,” she said.

You can watch Mrs Cox’s exchange with the minister by clicking here.

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