Euronews spoke with Majed Abdul-Nour, a freelance journalist in Aleppo who described the sustained violence. He says aid agencies are struggling to reach those in need:
“Unfortunately, the humanitarian situation is catastrophic in Aleppo. It is very dangerous and since the bombing it has spread to several neighbourhoods. There have been more than 200,000 people displaced over the last days and just over 700,000 since the beginning of fighting between Assad’s forces and the Free Syrian Army. Most of these are currently displaced refugees in small villages, living in schools, parks and even on sidewalks as they do not know where to go. We’re facing a humanitarian catastrophe. There are no emergency relief agencies to deal with these refugees. First, they need things like water, food, medicine and shelter. They’ve moved to the suburbs and the situation there is worse than in town. Even in the city, most shops and bakeries are closed, which really hinders daily life with a total lack of food. Each day, we have an average of 40 to 50 dead and dozens of those who are seriously injured could die or remain disabled for life.”
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