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UN says conditions in Aleppo 'barely survivable'

UN humanitarian chief says conditions in Syrian rebel-held eastern Aleppo have gone "from terrible to terrifying and now barely survivable."

 

Stephen O'Brien told the UN Security Council on Monday that the last available UN food rations were distributed on Nov. 13 and only "a
handful of rations" from local non-governmental organizations remain in the besieged area.

 

He says food in markets is scarce, prices have skyrocketed and fuel and gas for cooking is reportedly unavailable in most neighborhoods. Additionally, the number of Syrians living in besieged areas has more than doubled in the past year to nearly 1 million people.

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.21.16, 19:35