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Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive of Concern Worldwide, is calling today for the urgent evacuation of civilians from Aleppo.
What is happening in Aleppo is barbaric. Innocent children, women and the elderly are trapped in Aleppo, terrified for their lives, under constant attack, with absolutely no hope. They are desperately trying to get the support of the international community through posts on social networks. How can the international community stand by and let this happen?
The planned ceasefire has not happened. There is shelling again this morning in Aleppo and the international community is standing by watching this horror. However we still have a chance to save lives.
I’m appealing to all parties involved to work together to allow the urgent voluntary evacuation of civilians and ensure that human rights are respected.
Concern Worldwide is calling for the following measures to be implemented urgently.
Concern Worldwide has been working inside Syria since 2013. The organisation is reaching over 200,000 Syrians with water, sanitation and hygiene programmes preventing the spread of cholera and other waterborne diseases. The organisation provides basic immediate assistance to displaced families including blankets, tarpaulins, solar lamps, jerry cans and sleeping mats. Concern’s teams are also distributing food baskets and food vouchers to families.