United Nations: Aleppo in ‘Catastrophic’ State

Dr Vickie Hawkins, executive director of Doctors Without Borders: Attack on hospital is "absolutely devastating" (Photo: BBC)
Dr Vickie Hawkins, executive director of Doctors Without Borders: Attack on hospital is "absolutely devastating" (Photo: BBC)

Dr Vickie Hawkins, executive director of Doctors Without Borders: Attack on hospital is “absolutely devastating” (Photo: BBC)

NEW YORK (BBC) —The United Nations says the situation in Syria’s city of Aleppo is catastrophic, after dozens of people were killed in attacks on targets including a hospital, the BBC reports.

Air strikes on and around the Medecins Sans Frontieres-backed al-Quds hospital killed at least 27 people, while more than 30 died in other attacks.

UN envoy Jan Egeland said the next few days are vital for the humanitarian aid lifeline for much of Syria.

The violence has left a partial truce hanging by a thread.

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura warned the cessation of hostilities agreed between non-jihadist rebels and government forces on February 27 were now “barely alive.”

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