Posts Tagged ‘International Committee of the Red Cross’

Syria conflict: ‘Largest ever’ siege evacuations carried out

(Media Release) Relief agencies evacuated 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what has been described as the largest such operation so far in the five-year conflict. Half were brought out from towns blockaded by pro-government forces, and half from towns blocked off by rebels. A UN chief in Syria said he had […]

Syrians fleeing Homs accuse troops of atrocities

People fleeing the central Syrian city of Homs have told the BBC that security forces are committing atrocities there. One woman told the BBC’s Paul Wood on the outskirts of Homs that soldiers had slit the throat of her 12-year-old son on Friday – a day after rebel fighters withdrew from the Baba Amr district. […]

Red Cross convoy arrives in Homs bringing Baba Amr aid

A Red Cross convoy has arrived in the Syrian city of Homs and is set to deliver supplies to the Baba Amr district after a month-long siege. The Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent have organised the seven-lorry aid convoy, and are also planning to evacuate the wounded. The area has suffered heavy bombardment by […]

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