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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02297-N
Date : 06/03/2018
Country/Region : SYRIA
Title : Syria : footage shows desperation in Eastern Ghouta
Duration : 00:02:58
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Production reference : AV830N
Description : After multiple attempts in recent weeks to gain humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) finally reached the town of Douma on March 5th, 2018 as part of a joint aid convoy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations.
The 46-truck convoy was carrying 5,500 food parcels for over 27,500 people (one food parcel should last a family of five a month), along with vital medical and surgical items such as dressing materials.
While the convoy will lessen the immediate suffering of some civilians in the Eastern Ghouta region, it is not enough. People are facing dire conditions and shortages and repeated and continuous humanitarian access is essential and more must be granted.
The last time the ICRC was able to deliver aid in Eastern Ghouta was on November 12nd, 2017.
During the past weeks of intense fighting, many people in Eastern Ghouta have lost their lives because of the fighting or because they had no access to medical care. Seeking shelter from continuous bombardments, families have spent days hiding in underground shelters with very little food to sustain them.
Hospitals, houses and facilities belonging to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been hit and continue to be targeted. This is unacceptable.
Damascus city has also not been spared. Many neighbourhoods have come under mortar attack in the past weeks, with civilians killed and wounded.
The ICRC has repeatedly called for all sides in Syria to respect the laws of war, which are being ignored. Today, we again urge parties involved in the conflict to take every precaution to spare and protect civilians.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Syria : footage shows desperation in Eastern Ghouta
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422