“It took 4,000 years to build Aleppo, hundreds of generations.
One generation managed to tear it down in 4 years.
Aleppo for 3,000 years gave to world civilization and world civilization was not there to assist the people of Aleppo when they needed us the most.” - Jan Egeland, Special Adviser to the UN Special Envoy for Syria
Watch Jan Egeland brief the press in Geneva today on hopes that thousands of besieged civilians can finally leave the last rebel-held areas of east #Aleppo, and the monitoring role that the UN has been asked to play in the evacuations.
Outside Aleppo, conditions remain terrible for 700,000 people still trapped in 15 besieged areas across #Syria.