UN Calls for Humanitarian Pause in War-Torn Aleppo

9 Aug 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The United Nations this week called for a pause in hostilities in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo to allow humanitarian access to repair damaged electricity and water networks and provide assistance to people in need.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said an estimated 250,000-275,000 people have been trapped in eastern Aleppo since early July. Since August 6th, the main access route into west Aleppo has also been cut off.Attacks on civilian infrastructure this week have severely damaged the city's electric and water infrastructure, leaving more than 2 million people without electricity or access to the public water network, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria Yacoub El Hillo and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis Kevin Kennedy said in a joint statement on August 8th...

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