Rebels in the eastern part of Aleppo city have agreed to a United Nations plan for delivery of aid. Pic/AFP
Stockholm: The inhabitants of besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo have fewer than ten days to receive aid or face starvation and death from a lack of medical supplies, the head of the Syria Civil Defence, or “White Helmets”, said on Thursday.
The volunteer group, which works in opposition-held territory is also running out of basic equipment from trucks to diesel and gas masks. Rebels in the eastern part of Aleppo city have agreed to a UN plan for aid delivery and medical evacuations, but the UN is awaiting a green light from Russia. With winter setting in, shortages of food, medicine and fuel coupled with intense air strikes and artillery bombardment are testing the limits of e durance among a population the UN estimates at 2,70,000.