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Aid Convoy Unable To Reach Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Due To Continued Fighting; Rebel-Held Area ‘Hell On Earth’ For Children, UNICEF Head Says

Reuters: UNICEF chief calls Syria’s Ghouta ‘hell on earth’ for children
“The head of the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Thursday the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta had become a ‘hell on earth’ for children and aid was urgently needed…” (Nehme/McDowall, 3/8).

U.N. News: Fighting prevents U.N. and aid partners from returning to Syria’s war-battered East Ghouta
“Continuing fighting forced the postponement on Thursday of a United Nations inter-agency relief convoy to Douma, a neighborhood in Syria’s war-ravaged Eastern Ghouta, a U.N. spokesman reported. This news comes after the U.N. and other humanitarian agencies were forced on Monday to leave after nine hours in Douma amid ongoing shelling in East Ghouta and the Syrian capital, Damascus…” (3/8).

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