Desperate appeals to evacuate injured from Aleppo

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UN Special Adviser Jan Egeland in Geneva described fast-shifting front lines and called for a pause in fighting to allow aid access and evacuations. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

"Desperate appeals" are being made for humanitarian workers to evacuate the sick and injured from Syria's Aleppo amid continued intense fighting, the UN said on Thursday.

In a call for a pause in the violence, so that civilians can emerge from their shelters without being attacked, UN Special Adviser Jan Egeland said that aid teams still do not have access to the east of the city.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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