Switzerland: 'There are no safe places in Idlib' — UN officials on humanitarian situation

United Nations officials gave an update on the humanitarian situation in Idlib in Geneva on Tuesday. Spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Jens Laerke said «There are no safe places in Idlib, bombs fall everywhere and anywhere even those fleeing the front line areas are not safe and there is just a sea of people moving in all directions as the airstrikes and... Еще shelling have been continued throughout the last two months,» adding that the biggest problem at the moment is shelter for those forced to flee the violence. «Since the first of December, in just 2 months, more than 520,000 people have been displaced from their homes, the vast majority of them being women and children,» Laerke said. Spokesperson for the World Health Organisation Tarik Jasarevic pointed out that two attacks were carried out at two healthcare facilities in the last month, which killed 10 and injured 30. On top of that, the cessation of activities at the facilities «will obviously put the population at risk. We risk to see outbreaks of measles, meningitis, polio and diarrhoea,» he added. Mandatory credit: UN TV Mandatory credit: UN TV
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