CAIRO, 10th October, 2016 (WAM) — Arab League Secretary-General, Dr. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, has expressed his disappointment at the UN Security Council, UNSC, for failing to reach a unified stand for a ceasefire agreement in Aleppo, Syria.

The agreement would have allowed the entry of urgent humanitarian aid to Aleppo, in addition to the evacuation of the sick and wounded from the city.

The Secretary-General is hoping that UNSC’s members “rise above their differences and find ways to solve the ongoing crisis in Aleppo”.

Mahmoud Afifi, spokesman for the Arab League, said that the organisation has welcomed an EU humanitarian initiative, issued in coordination with the UN, to aid unarmed civilians in eastern Aleppo, stressing the importance of responding to such initiatives by all parties involved in the ongoing conflict.