Red Crescent Evacuates Patients From Aleppo's Old City

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20175 views
Published: January 13, 2017

<a href="https://twitter.com/ICRC_sy/status/806627026597793797" target="_blank">The Syrian Red Crescent</a> said it evacuated about 150 civilians, many in need of urgent care, from Aleppo’s Old City, on December 7.

“These patients and civilians had been trapped in the area for days because of heavy clashes nearby and as the front line kept drawing closer,” the ICRC’s Head of Delegation in Syria, Marianne Gasser, said in an <a href="https://www.icrc.org/en/document/sarc-and-icrc-evacuate-150-civilians-aleppo-frontline" target="_blank"><span class="caps">ICRC</span> statement</a>.

About 118 patients were taken to hospitals in west Aleppo. Thirty men, women and children were transferred to shelters in west Aleppo. There were six orphaned and very young children among the evacuees, according to the statement.

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