2 Million without running water or electricity in syria…stupid fucking UN asks for time out from fighting to fix infrastructure



he United Nations warned Tuesday that more than 2 million people in the Syrian city of Aleppo have no access to running water or electricity, and it called for a halt to the fighting to repair the damaged infrastructure and deliver humanitarian aid.

“We have supplies ready to roll: food rations, hospital supplies, ambulances, fuel for generators, water supplies and more,” U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien told reporters in New York. “We can deliver these within 24 to 48 hours if we have safe access.”

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U.N. agencies have repeatedly called for weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses to provide desperately needed aid to Aleppo’s residents and evacuate them, but these have not materialized. O’Brien called on the U.N. Security Council to use its influence to make the pauses a reality.

Attacks this week have severely damaged Aleppo’s electric and water infrastructure, while the main supply routes to both the eastern and western parts of the city have been cut in recent weeks, making an already severe humanitarian situation much worse.

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