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Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:06

Monitor: Over 67,000 People Fled Rural Aleppo in Past 9 Days

The Emergency Response Coordinators Team said that no fewer than 67,507 people have fled southern and western rural Aleppo since January 14 to escape the Assad regime and Russian intense bombardment and shelling.

In a report issued on Wednesday, the Team pointed out that the figure included 27,003 children, 23,627 women, and 16,877 men. It said that aid groups are unable to cope with the massive needs of the newly displaced people, especially in the areas of humanitarian aid, food aid, shelter, and health services.

The report indicated that 31,265 people were displaced more than once, while 36,242 were displaced for the first time.

The Russian and Assad regime forces have intensified the bombardment and shelling on the towns and villages in southern and western rural Aleppo since January 17. The bombing campaign coincided with a large-scale ground offensive regime forces and allied militias have launched on southern and eastern rural Idlib with Russian aerial support since November 25, 2019. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)