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Action needed on Eastern Ghouta humanitarian crisis - Anderson

21 February, 2018 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called for urgent humanitarian action in response to increased bombing in Syria in recent days. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"The recent increase in bombing in Eastern Ghouta in Syria in recent days has led to a terrible humanitarian crisis. 

"Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have been bombed in what leading international human rights organisations are calling a clear war crime. 

"At least 250 people have been killed in the constant aerial bombing and the area is being devastated. 

"There is an urgent responsibility on the international community and the EU in particular to act to address the huge humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta. 

"There is also a need to intensify efforts to find a lasting solution to the ongoing conflict in Syria through dialogue and negotiation." 

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