Aleppo residents have fewer than 10 days to receive aid or face starvation and death

Updated: Nov 26, 2016, 12:44 IST | Agencies |

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

Rebels in the eastern part of Aleppo city have agreed to a United Nations plan for delivery of aid. Pic/AFP
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.

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