UN Security Council urged to stop bloodshed in Syria

NEW YORK, 27th October, 2016 (WAM) — In another impassioned plea to the United Nations Security Council urging action to stop the bloodshed in war-ravaged Syria, the top UN humanitarian official stressed that since his last briefing to the body on 29th September, 400 more Syrians had been killed and close to 2,000 injured in eastern Aleppo.

“These are people just like you and me, not sitting around a table in New York but forced into desperate, pitiless suffering, their future wiped out […] peoples’ lives destroyed and Syria itself destroyed,” the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, told the 15-member body.

He also called on the members of the primary UN organ for maintenance of international peace and security to “[do] the right thing to stop the draining of the blood of Syrians.”