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DETERIORATING SITUATION IN SYRIA’S EASTERN GHOUTA CONCERNS U.N.

NEW YORK, May 2 (NNN-KUNA) - UN is concerned by deteriorating security and humanitarian situation, in Syria's rural Damascus.

UN Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters, Monday, that, the organisation remains deeply concerned, by the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation, in eastern Ghouta, in Rural Damascus, including reports of intensified fighting, among non-State armed groups, in the enclave, over the past few days.

"Commercial and humanitarian supplies continue to be prevented from entering eastern Ghouta, since Mar, resulting in significant price hikes of basic staple goods, for some 400,000 people trapped in the area," he said.

The UN official confirmed that civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities and schools, continue to be affected by the tight restrictions and reports of shelling, air strikes, and ground fighting.

The UN, he said, has not reached any part of eastern Ghouta, since Oct last year, as the organisation stands ready to immediately deliver life-saving assistance, to those in need of assistance in that area, should the pause be established and abided by all parties to the conflict.-- NNN-KUNA

Source: NAM News Network