- UN calls for a ceasefire to reach the devastated Syrian city with humanitarian aid.
- The plan includes repairing the electrical system to return to run the water pumping stations serving 1.8 million people.
- “Russia has said yes and now we want the other parties (warring) do the same,” said the envoy special for the country.
Russia has confirmed to the UN its intention to accept a 48-hour truce in Aleppo , as requested by the organization to reach the devastated Syrian city with humanitarian aid. This was announced special UN envoy to the country, Staffan de Mistura.
“Russia has said yes and now we want to other parties (warring) do the same “he added De Mistura, after ensuring that the UN is all set to enter simultaneously east of Aleppo, controlled by rebel groups, and west, in the hands of government forces and allied militias.
the UN plan for Aleppo includes repair electrical system to start operating the water pumping stations serving 1.8 million people in both parts of the city again.
“The trucks are ready to go,” De Mistura said. For humanitarian access has been traced a route from Turkey to the east of Aleppo, by which it is expected that in the first 48-hour truce transit two convoys of aid, twenty trucks each with aid for 80,000 people.
Two million civilians need help
the entrance will be on the route of Castello, the government forces closed in early July and with it the possibility of entry of aid to areas controlled by the rebels. Instead, assistance for the western part of Aleppo will start from Damascus and enter that area in the south of the city, explained the operation coordinator, Jan Egeland, in an appearance before the press.
UN calls for weeks that a truce of 48 hours per week in Aleppo, where is estimated that there are about two million civilians remember. “We have everything ready. We discussed how trucks will be sealed , monitored, and what will guarantee that only come humanitarian cargo in combat zones, so we can go as soon as possible, “said Egeland.
to discuss the situation in Syria and the possibilities of resuming negotiations peace policies come to Geneva on Friday US secretary of State, John Kerry, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who will meet with De Mistura.