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UN urges halt to Aleppo fighting, says aid needed

The UN is "extremely concerned" about the estimated 275,000 civilians trapped in "horrific conditions."



United Nations: The United Nations on Monday issued an urgent appeal to Syria`s warring parties to halt attacks endangering civilians in Aleppo and allow humanitarian aid deliveries to besieged parts of the city.

Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said rebel-held parts of Aleppo had received no aid since the beginning of July, and food was becoming scarce.

Supplies provided by the World Food Program ran out on November 13 and aid from other agencies is dwindling, "effectively leaving Eastern Aleppo city without food," he said.

The UN is "extremely concerned" about the estimated 275,000 civilians trapped in "horrific conditions."

"We urge all parties to the conflict to put an end to the indiscriminate bombing and shelling and to protect civilians and civilian infrastructures and to enable life-saving humanitarian assistance, as required under international humanitarian law," Dujarric said.

Faced with devastating bombing and street fighting, thousands are fleeing to safety after more than four months of siege.

Syria`s rebels lost all of the northern neighborhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army of President Bashar al-Assad made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city.

From Zee News

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