UPDATED: ICRC Evacuations in Eastern Aleppo; Thousands in Need

UPDATED: ICRC Evacuations in Eastern Aleppo; Thousands in Need

Since Thursday December 15th, the ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been able to facilitate the evacuation of more than 25,000 from Eastern Aleppo to rural areas in Aleppo and Idlib. Around 750 people were simultaneously evacuated from Foua and Kefraya, in Idlib province in the northwest of Syria. The wounded have been taken to health care centers, while a mix of local authorities, charities and host communities are caring for the needs of tens of thousands of other residents of East Aleppo. The ICRC head of delegation in Syria, Marianne Gasser, said that she had never seen such levels of suffering and destruction.

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Attack on Humanitarian Convoy in Syria is an Attack on Humanity

Attack on Humanitarian Convoy in Syria is an Attack on Humanity

Press Release: A horrific attack yesterday in rural Aleppo killed around twenty civilians and one Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) staff member as they were unloading trucks carrying vital humanitarian aid. The attack hit a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy, leaving much of the aid was destroyed and depriving attack thousands of civilians of much-needed food and medical assistance.

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“This has to stop” – ICRC says indiscriminate fighting in Syria’s Aleppo taking heavy toll on civilians

“This has to stop” – ICRC says indiscriminate fighting in Syria’s Aleppo taking heavy toll on civilians

The Syrian city of Aleppo is seeing some of the fiercest fighting in months, and the ICRC is concerned about the alarming lack of respect for civilians, health facilities and civilian infrastructure, as well as the growing humanitarian needs in the city.

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Syria: Aleppo on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

Syria: Aleppo on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

Intense battles that have been raging in Aleppo have seen a key hospital destroyed with significant loss of life and are putting millions at grave risk. "There is no neighborhood of the city that hasn't been hit. People are living on the edge. Everyone here fears for their lives and nobody knows what is coming next."

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