Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people: ICRS
Feb 11, Damascus: Over 50,000 people have been displaced in Syria’s Aleppo province due to surge in fighting, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned.
The humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly, the ICRC added, with water supplies to Aleppo city cut, media reports said.
In a statement ICRC said that the Syrian government is attempting to recapture rebel-held parts of the major city backed by Russian air power.
Turkey is under pressure to allow in 30,000 Syrian refugees stranded on its border.
"The temperatures are extremely low and, without an adequate supply of food, water and shelter, displaced people are trying to survive in very precarious conditions," said the head of the ICRC in Syria, Marianne Gasser.
Reporters Without Borders (MSF) has warned that fighting in Azaz, near the Turkish border, has left health systems "close to collapse".
The Oslo Times