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UN CALLS FOR TRUCE TO HELP STRANDED SYRIAN CIVILIANS

GENEVA, April 7 (NNN-KUNA) -- The United Nations on Thursday called for a 72-hour truce to enable relief teams deliver humanitarian supplies to civilians who have been besieged in East Ghouhta, on outskirts of the Syrian capital, since 2012.

Jan Egeland, the UN envoy for humanitarian affairs in Syria, said at a news conference that the truce is necessary to allow the teams send supplies to 400,000 stranded people, who have been malnourished and in dire need for medicines.

The humanitarian situation in East Ghouta may turn very tragic and quite similar to the plight that had been suffered by people of Aleppo for months, he warned.

East Ghouta, one of the districts skirting Damascus, has been hammered by the Syrian regime warplanes and artillery since 2012.

Source: NAM News Network