New York Times: Fighting in Aleppo Leaves 2 Million Without Water, U.N. Says
Two million people in the contested Syrian city of Aleppo lack access to running water because of escalated fighting, the United Nations said Tuesday, beseeching combatants to declare a humanitarian pause to permit emergency deliveries of aid and to fix damaged pumps.
“The U.N. is extremely concerned that the consequences will be dire for millions of civilians if the electricity and water networks are not immediately repaired,” the organization said in a statement.
“The U.N. stands ready to assist the civilian population of Aleppo, a city now united in its suffering,” the statement said. “At a minimum, the U.N. requires a full-fledged cease-fire or weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses to reach the millions of people in need throughout Aleppo and replenish the food and medicine stocks, which are running dangerously low.”
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WNU Editor: The Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has now had its water supply cut .... Syria conflict: 'Russian air strikes' cut water supply to IS capital Raqqa (BBC).
More News On Aleppo's Water Crisis
2 Million People in Aleppo Have Been Without Water for a Week -- UN Dispatch
Syria conflict: UN says water and power cuts threaten two million -- BBC
2 Million Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Now Without Running Water -- NPR
Entire City Of Aleppo Doesn't Have Running Water: UN -- Huffington Post
UN: 2 Million in Syria’s Aleppo Without Running Water, Electricity -- VOA
Two million people are without water in Syria's Aleppo -- VICE
Aleppo battle leaves two million without water, UN says -- Middle East Eye