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Syria: daily halt in fighting essential to allow humanitarian relief

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Summary

The humanitarian situation in Homs and other cities affected by fighting is deteriorating, with people in desperate need of food, water and medical care. The ICRC is negotiating with the Syrian authorities and the opposition for a two-hour daily halt in the fighting to allow humanitarian assistance in. "What we want is an immediate halt in the fighting so we can access Homs and the other affected areas to deliver much needed humanitarian aid," says ICRC spokesperson Carla Haddad. Needs have increased rapidly in the last few days, while the security situation has become so bad that it is impossible to provide the humanitarian aid people desperately need.

Details

Production locations:
ICRC headquarters
Running time:
1'20 minute
Release year:
2012
Original version:
ENG
Reference:
V F CR-F-01118-A
Copyright:
ICRC