Red Cross says hopes to resume Aleppo evacuation on Sunday

The Red Cross urged Syria's warring parties on Saturday to agree quickly on a plan and provide "solid" safety guarantees for evacuees.

By: Reuters | Geneva | Published:December 18, 2016 2:38 pm
aleppo, syria, syria war, aleppo war, syria conflict, aleppo fighting, syrian crisis, syrian refugees, world news, syria news, aleppo news Syrian children, evacuated from Aleppo, stand inside a tent at a refugee camp near Idlib, Syria, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says 7,500 civilians have been evacuated from the Syrian city of Aleppo and that he has reached out to Tehran in a bid to keep the process on track.(AP Photo)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hopes to resume the evacuation of civilians and wounded from the Syrian enclave of east Aleppo on Sunday, a spokeswoman said.

“We are getting ready to resume the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo, hopefully this morning,” ICRC spokeswoman Elodie Schindler told Reuters in Geneva.

The ICRC urged Syria’s warring parties on Saturday to agree quickly on a plan and provide “solid” safety guarantees for evacuees, a day after the operation stalled.

Thousands of cold and scared people including women, children, the sick and injured, remain in the enclave, the aid agency said in a statement on Saturday.

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