Published: 2018-02-06 17:27
Last Updated: 2018-02-06 18:34
The United Nations (UN) in Syria called on Tuesday for a one-month ceasefire to allow highly needed supplies and medical care to be delivered to civilians caught up in the crossfire.
The head of a UN task force on humanitarian aid in Syria Jan Egeland said more than 7000 people were displaced per day in 2017m, especially in places like Raqqa, Aleppom and Dier Al-Zour.
The UN warned of "dire consequences" due to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, adding that if the humanitarian handouts are allowed, three convoys would be dispatched each week; the aids are supposed to reach more than 700,000 people in these areas in two months.
"The agreed inter-agency bi-monthly plan to reach besieged and hard-to-reach areas is paralyzed due to access restrictions or lack of agreement concerning locations, supplies and number of beneficiaries," the statement said.