Syria: Commissioner Stylianides calls for safe access for humanitarian aid in Aleppo

September 29, 2016
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“The need for humanitarian access in Aleppo, Syria could not be more urgent,” said the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides in a statement today, expressing his outrage at “the unprecedented attacks that have targeted civilians and humanitarian infrastructures.”
“As a result, the people of Aleppo have no more access to water, the wounded die from lack of care, and food is becoming scarce. No aid at all is getting in at the moment,” said the Commissioner who called on all the parties to the conflict “to ensure safe access and aid deliveries in Aleppo and to allow the immediate evacuation of the sick and wounded, which should also be the case across the country.”
“Emergency materials are ready to be delivered through all possible means. Our humanitarian partners are ready to help people and save lives. What is needed now is unconditional humanitarian access, in line with basic humanitarian standards. The safety of humanitarian actors must be guaranteed,” stressed the EU Commissioner. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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European Commission – Factsheet – The European Union and Syria 
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – Syrian crisis factsheet  

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