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Reference : V-P-SY-E-00690
Date : 30/11/2016
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Eastern Aleppo, Masaken Hanano district. The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent assess the living conditions for people who decide to come back once it will be possible.
Photographer : TURKMANI, Sevim
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : CR Syrie
Description : News release on ICRC website, 01.12.2016: " Aleppo: As fighting rages, everything must be done to protect civilians. [...]
"The people who're fleeing take a lot of risks. There is shelling, explosions and sniper fire. People have left behind virtually everything," said Ms Gasser, speaking in Aleppo.
"They must be guaranteed protection and safe passage. We appeal to all sides to ensure this. We at the ICRC are ready to help, but it's up to those who are involved in the fighting to protect civilians."
The ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) were granted access to Masaken Hanano, one of the districts in East Aleppo, in order to assess the living conditions for people who decide to come back once it will be possible. Hanano was previously under siege and has now been retaken by government forces following heavy fighting.
"The place is deserted and there is immense destruction all along the road. Aleppo city and the southeast rural areas have already received thousands of displaced people. More people continue to arrive from the east. In a bad, very bad state. People's main wish is to return to their houses," said Ms Gasser.
People who manage to flee either left by foot for the Government-held areas in the West or crossed further north to Sheikh Maksood and surrounding areas. Most of them came from Hanano area, Haydaryee, Inzarat, Beedeen, Sakhour, Shaar, Katrji, Jabal Badro and other areas in Eastern Aleppo. They are then transported by the authorities to two collective shelters of Jibreen and Mahalej where the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the ICRC and other local organisations have been responding with basic humanitarian aid. [...]"
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