EU unveils aid plan for Syria's Aleppo

Syrian regime forces gather at the Kindi Hospital as smoke billows following aistrikes on Aleppo on October 2, 2016The European Union on Sunday announced an aid plan for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Syria’s war-ravaged city of Aleppo. In a statement, the EU said it was unlocking 25 million euros ($28 million) of funding to help its humanitarian partners in Syria cover “urgent medical, water and sanitation, and food assistance in Aleppo and in other priority areas”. The bloc will work with the UN to deliver “basic life-saving assistance to civilians in (rebel-held) East Aleppo,” EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and humanitarian commissioner Christos Stylianides said in the statement.

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