GENEVA – The United Nations Tuesday full access asked to citizens in and out of the Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta in need of help. The past few days have been 50,000 people in the besieged area freely. A further 104.000 people are from home, driven out by the fighting in the northern site Afrin. “These are people with nothing left and they have everything needed, from clothing to shelter,” said a spokesman of the refugee organisation UNHCR.
A child runs through the streets of Douma, in the Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta.
70 percent of the 50,000 people from Eastern Ghouta have been evacuated are women and children. Many children suffer from diarrhea and respiratory problems, scabies and lice, warned UNICEF. The children’s fund, estimates that there are still 100,000 people in Afrin sit, half of whom are children.
The same number is according to the International Red Cross, fled from Tal Rifat, Zahraa and Nubul. Many were not able to carry the clothes they wore. The organisation has Tuesday a convoy with goods to Tall Rifat sent. In fourteen trucks were under more clothes, blankets, kitchen utensils, hygiene kits, lamps, buckets, and water.
Previously also all the stuff delivered in Zahraa and the nearby Nubul. Nevertheless, there is a shortage of everything in the region. The Red Cross hopes the next few days including medicines and food. Also in Afrin is the need high.