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Arab League discusses humanitarian crisis in Aleppo

October 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The Arab League Council is to hold an extraordinary meeting of its permanent members today to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the Arab League, Ambassador Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Bakr, said the date was set following consultations with the council’s chair, Tunisia.

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia, the UAE and Bahrain all backed calls for the meeting.

The council is expected to examine developments in the deteriorating situation in Aleppo which have resulted from the indiscriminate aerial bombardments and sieges imposed on civilians, Al-Bakr said. It would also make a direct appeal to the international community and humanitarian organisations to provide aid to Aleppo.