Red Cross hopes to resume Aleppo evacuation on Sunday

GENEVA, 18th December, 2016 (WAM) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, hopes to resume the evacuation of civilians and the wounded from the Syrian enclave of east Aleppo on Sunday, Reuters has reported, citing an ICRC spokeswoman.

"We are getting ready to resume the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo, hopefully this morning," Elodie Schindler told the news agency in Geneva.

According to Reuters, the ICRC urged Syria's warring parties on Saturday to agree quickly on a plan and provide "solid" safety guarantees for evacuees, a day after the operation stalled.

Thousands of cold and scared people, including women, children, the sick and injured, remain in the enclave, the aid agency said in a statement on Saturday.


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