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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SOURCE: VOA News Online