Syria: EU ministers urge for humanitarian access to East Aleppo

December 13, 2016
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EU foreign affairs ministers, meeting in Brussels yesterday, discussed the situation in Syria and reaffirmed the EU’s united position, particularly on the humanitarian track. “We do not have access to Eastern Aleppo and we urge those who have the responsibility to guarantee access to Eastern Aleppo to allow the humanitarian aid to the civilians. The protection of civilians is the priority for us,” said the EU High Representative following the Foreign Affairs Council.
“For us, it is still very evident that the military dynamic on the ground will not bring an end to the war; it will not probably defeat Da’esh in itself,” she said stressing the need for a political transition, “some form of power-sharing in Damascus to put an end to the war and this is the focus of our political work with all the regional players.”
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European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – Syrian crisis factsheet  
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