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Syria: ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent help civilians in Douma

06-07-2012 Operational Update

Following intense fighting in the city of Douma, in Rural Damascus, the ICRC entered the affected area on Sunday 1 July together with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

Following intense fighting in the city of Douma, in Rural Damascus, the ICRC entered the affected area on Sunday 1 July together with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. A total of 26 civilians, including 6 women and 4 children, were evacuated to other parts of Rural Damascus and Damascus city, where most are now staying with family members or friends.

The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent also assessed humanitarian needs. They returned to Douma, which many civilians have left, on Tuesday 3 July. One-month food rations were provided for almost 600 people in the city. Only one civilian decided to leave the area on that day with the support of the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Other civilians decided to stay in Douma.

The ICRC is now helping people who left Douma for other areas and stands ready to help those who may want to return to the city.