East Aleppo

  • 15 Dec 2016

    They are exhausted, they are disillusioned, they are in very bad shape – but they have finally escaped rebel-held Aleppo, the Red Cross says – after a convoy of buses and ambulances carried some thousand civilians out of the besieged enclave. More vehicles are on the way – the priority, taking the wounded, the sick,…

  • 15 Dec 2016

    From Rwanda to Aleppo: a history of inaction

    Every few hours I check my Whatsapp feed from the doctors in East Aleppo. They post videos of injured children and a combination of eyewitness news and desperate messages.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    Sources say some 110 medical staff remained in eastern Aleppo’s last remaining hospital as of midnight last night.

  • 29 Nov 2016

    More than 20,000 people are estimated to have fled East Aleppo in the last two days, as rebels battle to stop Syrian forces and their allies advancing further into their territory – a key battleground of the five-year civil war.