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UN: Government must allow humanitarian corridors in NW Syria

UN: Government must allow humanitarian corridors in NW SyriaGovernment forces and their allies must allow humanitarian corridors into conflict areas in northwest Syria, the U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday, adding it was “cruel beyond belief” that civilians live under plastic sheeting in freezing conditions while getting bombed. Michelle Bachelet’s comments came a day after Syrian President Bashar Assad pledged to press ahead with a military campaign in the northwest. More than 900,000 people have been displaced from their homes since the beginning of December, according to the U.N. Those include some half a million children, according to Henrietta Fore, executive director of the U.N.’s children’s agency, UNICEF.

Government forces and their allies must allow humanitarian corridors into conflict areas in northwest Syria, the U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday, adding it was “cruel beyond belief” that civilians live under plastic sheeting in freezing conditions while getting bombed. Michelle Bachelet’s comments came a day after Syrian President Bashar Assad pledged to press ahead with a military campaign in the northwest. More than 900,000 people have been displaced from their homes since the beginning of December, according to the U.N. Those include some half a million children, according to Henrietta Fore, executive director of the U.N.’s children’s agency, UNICEF.Read More

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