Why it Matters: Protecting Civilians in Aleppo
With the Security Council – and the EU – divided over Syria, the Executive Director of Bihar Relief Organisation, Hivin Kako, has called on individual countries to end the indiscriminate attacks and protect civilians. She argues that states must urgently airdrop aid and look to credible options such as a nationwide no-bomb zone to halt the slaughter. Meanwhile, as Syrian regime forces intensify the bombardment of Aleppo, Doctors Under Fire today urged the international community to implement an hour-long ceasefire to save over 500 children. The children have their bags packed and the UN has confirmed its readiness to evacuate them.