UN aid chief urges Security Council to push Aleppo aid access

Beirut—The United Nations aid chief asked the Security Council on Tuesday to push for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in fighting to allow food and other aid to be delivered to eastern areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Around 250,000 to 275,000 people in rebel-held eastern Aleppo have been cut off since fighting closed the last supply route, the Castello Road, on July 7. UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien said the United Nations and partners had pre-positioned stocks in “sad but all too real anticipation of such developments.”—Agencies

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