Eastern Ghouta: 600 perish in two weeks

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Since February 18, almost 600 people have been killed by attacks in East Ghouta (Syria). More than two thousand civilians were injured.

The number of displaced persons has reached about 385 thousand people since December.

UN humanitarian aid coordinator for the Syrian crisis Panos Moumtzis expressed concern about the security of civilians in Syria.  After the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 2401, the level of violence only increased.

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On February 24, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2401, requiring a month-long truce in Syria. On the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a daily humanitarian break from 9.00 to 14.00 was introduced from February 27. The first three humanitarian breaks did not take place.  Militants do not allow local residents to cross the humanitarian corridor.

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