The UN has announced it will airlift its first food and other aid supplies from Iraq to the Kurdistan region of northern Syria this week.
The UN has permission from both the Iraqi and Syrian governments, according to Amin Awad, director of the Middle East and North African Bureau of the UNHCR.
“This is the first time aid goes through Iraq,” Awad told Reuters.
An estimated 50,000-60,000 people are in need of aid in al Hassakeh.
Flights will begin on Thursday and will run from Arbil in Iraqi Kurdestan to Qamishli and Hassaka in north and northeast Syria.
So far, up to 12 flights have been scheduled through to Sunday.