The dramatic images of Syrians evacuating besieged Aleppo is sparking Atlantans to lend a helping hand to Syrian refugee families in Georgia. And Atlanta-based CARE is working through partners in Aleppo to provide humanitarian aid, Holly Frew, CARE’s emergency communications manager tells CBS46.
CARE is on the ground assisting many of the 2 million refugees who have fled Syria, where armed conflict has affected more than 8.8 million people, half of whom are children. There’s no end to the conflict in sight.
CARE welcomes the announcement of a new ceasefire in Aleppo this morning. For the sake of the civilians, we ask the parties to make sure that this ceasefire lasts for much longer than just a few hours. There have been many disappointments over promises made during the past few days and weeks.
CARE welcomes the announcement of cessation of hostilities in Aleppo and the evacuation of civilians. However we are concerned by reports of delays to the evacuation which was scheduled to begin at 3am GMT this morning, and are receiving reports of resumed shelling in the area.
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Aleppo: CARE denounces the massacre of civilians and the continued failure of the international community
CARE continues to be horrified by the situation in Aleppo. Our team is receiving urgent pleas from our humanitarian colleagues and partners in Syrian NGOs to receive assistance and evacuate the citizens of East Aleppo.
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ATLANTA (Nov. 30, 2016) — Global humanitarian organization CARE is calling for an immediate end to attacks on civilians in and around Aleppo and for safe and unimpeded humanitarian access to those in most desperate need.
The war in Syria rages on and Aleppo is the center of raining airstrikes with civilians continuously caught in the crossfire.