Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of hostilities deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military.
“Despite the announcement of the ceasefire…shelling and intermittent clashes continue to be reported around Ras-al-Ain as of this morning, although the situation is reportedly calm elsewhere”, said Jens Laerke from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Humanitarians still working ‘where access allows’
‘Deconfliction’ call from UNICEF to allow repairs to water supply
Lack of drinking water to 400,000 people is still a serious concern in Al-Hasakeh, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, noting that the Alouk water pumping station there is still not working owing to damage to power lines.
Syrians must only be returned from Turkey if they want to go: UNHCR
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