With more than two million people impacted by the fighting in and around Aleppo,the United Nations has made an urgent call for a humanitarian pause in the hostilities to enable immediate access to repair the electricity and water networks, and provide assistance to people in need.
This year, 6 and 9 August mark the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities destroyed by atomic bombs with a combined death toll estimated at more than 225,000 people.
Over 35 Syrian, regional and international humanitarian, human rights and development organisations have issued a statement on the Russia-Syrian proposal to establish 'humanitarian corridors' out of Aleppo.
An aerial attack which partially destroyed a maternity hospital in rural Idlib province in northwest Syria appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities, said Amnesty International.
Amid reports that Aleppo is ‘de facto besieged’, as the war-battered city is now almost completely encircled by Syrian troops, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has reiterated his demand for safe, regular and sustained access to the quarter of a million people trapped behind the front lines.