Last updated: 21 October, 2016

‘Humanitarian pause’ goes into effect in Aleppo

Medical evacuations planned in east Aleppo for Friday have been delayed, the UN said, after warring parties in the devastated Syrian city failed to give necessary security assurances.

“Medical evacuations of sick and injured could unfortunately not begin this morning as planned because the necessary conditions were not in place,” said Jens Laerke, spokesman for the United Nations humanitarian office.