UN: Rebel-held Parts of Aleppo without Water after Syrian Bombing

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense 'White Helmets,' rescue workers work the site of airstrikes in al-Mashhad neighborhood in the rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, Sept. 21, 2016.
In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense ‘White Helmets,’ rescue workers work the site of airstrikes in al-Mashhad neighborhood in the rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, Sept. 21, 2016.

The United Nations says that intense airstrikes against rebel-held areas of the embattled city Aleppo have left 1.75 million people without running water, days into one of the most intense sieges of the war.

The U.N.’s children’s agency, said in a statement that a key water pumping station supplying people in the city’s east was damaged in airstrikes, and continuing violence is preventing crews from repairing it. In retaliation, the group said a second pumping station was switched off. UNICEF said it would expand emergency water trucking in response. The group said, “it is critical for children’s survival that all parties to the conflict stop attacks on water infrastructure, provide access to assess and repair” the damaged pumping station.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.