GENEVA, 29th September, 2016 (WAM) — UNICEF says that at least 96 children have been killed and more than 220 wounded in eastern Aleppo over the last five days.

Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director of the U.N. Children’s Agency, says that a military onslaught in rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city has left children “trapped in a living nightmare.”

In a UNICEF statement released on Wednesday, he said the shock and suffering among children “is definitely the worst we have seen.”

UNICEF says the health system in the rebel-held section of Aleppo is “crumbling”, with only about 30 doctors left in an area with a population of about 250,000.

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