According to the UN press secretary Stéphane Dujarric, the UN is unable to provide humanitarian and medical support to the besieged areas of eastern Aleppo, because there are no sufficient guarantees of security when carrying out such action.
On October 24, Stéphane Dujarric called on all parties to cooperate on immediate medical evacuation of sick and wounded people, including members of their families. The fulfillment of these requirements lays under an obligation for all the participants of the international humanitarian law. And each of the parties must respect human rights and the rule of law, as the spokesman stressed.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also urged the Syrian government forces to suspend air strikes in Aleppo. He sees the way to ensure the delivery of aid to the population and to resume the peace efforts in Syria only in this step.
We can only hope that the opposition and other parties of the conflict will respond the reason and the statement made by the representative of the United Nations, and will make a step towards civilians in Aleppo eventually. It Should be recalled that the Syrian government has already responded to S. Dujarric’s statement and announced its readiness to extend the humanitarian pause, ensuring the necessary security.