Safe passage for humanitarian workers hinders Aleppo aid delivery

Syrian children stand in the entryway of their tent shelter in Aleppo Governate. Photo:UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti

Humanitarian workers are as "ready as they possibly can be" to deliver aid to people in eastern Aleppo in Syria, a senior UN official has confirmed.

Trucks filled with food and supplies for at least 40,000 people are on stand-by at the last border point between Turkey and Syria.

But, Jens Laerke, from the UN humanitarian agency OCHA warns, the parties on the ground have been unable to guarantee a "safe, secure and unhindered" access to the city.

A ceasefire in Syria brokered by the US and Russia on 9 September was extended on Wednesday for another 48 hours.

Mr Laerke began by describing to Jocelyne Sambira the situation on the ground.

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