2M People In Aleppo, Syria, Without Running Water; U.N. Urges Humanitarian Pause In Fighting To Fix Electrical System, Deliver Medical Supplies

Newsweek: Two Million People in Aleppo Don’t Have Access to Running Water: U.N.
“The humanitarian crisis is escalating in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as two million people have lost their access to running water…” (Westcott, 8/9).

NPR: 2 Million Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Now Without Running Water
“…The United Nations is calling for an immediate halt to the fighting and at minimum a two-day weekly humanitarian cease-fire to allow for the city’s water and electrical systems to be repaired…” (Domonoske, 8/9).

Reuters: U.N. urges Aleppo ceasefire to repair water system, stem outbreaks
“…Access is needed to deliver food and medical supplies and for technicians to repair electricity networks that drive water pumping stations, which were heavily damaged in attacks on civilian infrastructure last week…” (Nebehay, 8/9).

U.N. News Centre: As temperatures soar and taps run dry in war-ravaged Aleppo, U.N. warns of looming ‘catastrophe’
“…Immediately following his closed-door briefing to the Security Council on the ‘horrific’ humanitarian situation in Aleppo, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien told reporters that the fighting is ‘raging’ in Syria’s second city where two million people are now living in fear of besiegement…” (8/9).

Xinhua News: No more water for war-ravaged Aleppo: UNICEF
“… ‘Children and families in Aleppo are facing a catastrophic situation. These cuts are coming amid a heat wave, putting children at a grave risk of waterborne diseases,’ said UNICEF’s representative in Syria, Hanaa Singer, in a statement. ‘Getting clean water running again cannot wait for the fighting to stop. Children’s lives are in serious danger,’ she added…” (8/9).

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