UN says food run­ning out in east Aleppo

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

UNITED NA­TIONS (AP): A UNITED Na­tions (UN) of­fi­cial says the last food ra­tions in­side be­sieged east­ern Aleppo will run out by next week.

Speak­ing in Geneva, Jan Ege­land, the spe­cial ad­viser to the UN en­voy for Syria, said the last time the over a quar­ter of mil­lion peo­ple in­side east Aleppo re­ceived any hu­man­i­tar­ian aid was at the be­gin­ning of July.

“The re­ports we have now from within east Aleppo is that the last food ra­tions are be­ing dis­trib­uted as we speak. There will not be more to dis­trib­ute next week. Some fam­i­lies have not had any dis­tri­bu­tions; fam­i­lies in need of re­lief have not had any dis­tri­bu­tions for sev­eral weeks al­ready,” Ege­land said. An ac­tivist places false limbs out­side the Rus­sian Em­bassy in Lon­don where two cam­paign groups, The Syria Cam­paign and Syria Sol­i­dar­ity UK, have scat­tered over 800 limbs around the gates of the build­ing in a protest at the bomb­ing of civil­ians in east Aleppo, Syria, yes­ter­day. Syr­ian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo as the con­tested city pre­pared for an an­tic­i­pated as­sault by govern­ment and al­lied Rus­sian forces to seize its east­ern, rebel-held dis­tricts.

AP

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