Hirunews Logo
Aleppo+fighting+displaces+50%2C000+people%2C+says+Red+Cross
Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 16:37
Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people, says Red Cross
14

Shares
1,729

Views

A surge in fighting in Syria's Aleppo province has displaced about 50,000 people, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned.

The humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly, the ICRC added, with water supplies to Aleppo city cut.

The Syrian government is attempting to recapture rebel-held parts of the major city backed by Russian air power.

Turkey is under pressure to allow in 30,000 Syrian refugees stranded on its border.

In a statement, the ICRC said supply routes for aid had been cut, putting civilians under "enormous pressure".

"The temperatures are extremely low and, without an adequate supply of food, water and shelter, displaced people are trying to survive in very precarious conditions," said the head of the ICRC in Syria, Marianne Gasser.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
175 Views
5,461 Views
4,057 Views
12,394 Views
20,422 Views
59,329 Views
Top