Darayya evacuation should be safe and "voluntary": UN

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On 9 June 2016, WFP and partners delivered food for 2,400 women, children and men in besieged Darayya. Photo: WFP/Hussam AlSaleh

It's imperative that people of the besieged Syrian town of Darayya are protected in any evacuation that takes place and that this takes place voluntarily.

That's according to a statement released by the UN Special Envoy for Syria regarding the removal of both civilians and fighters from the city on Friday.

A deal to end the blockade was struck overnight between the government and opposition but the UN was not involved in the negotiations.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 2’36″

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