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PHR Supports Aleppo Doctors’ Plea for Safe Evacuation of Civilians

December 2016

As Syrian government forces and their allied militias close in on eastern Aleppo city, PHR supports the lifesaving appeal by Syrian relief and medical organizations on the ground inside the besieged city. Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped in their homes, fearing for their lives. They risk death by bombardment, detention, disappearance, or execution at the hands of their government. PHR calls on world leaders to act now to provide a safe passage out of Aleppo for the city’s remaining residents. UN agencies have a plan, but they need guarantees for the safety of their workers and the evacuees.

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