Almost two million residents from Aleppo don’t have access to running water.
The on-going conflict between the rebels and the Syrian government lead to the destruction of the water supply network.
The tough battles between the two camps also managed to destroy the power distribution system.
“These damages occur when the temperatures are really high, putting the children in danger and increasing the chances of generating diseases”, declared the UNICEF ambassador Hanna Singer.
“The distribution of clean water cannot wait until the end of these battles.”, added her.
The bomb attacks are more frequent in the northern area of the Arabic Republic.
A few days ago, rebels forces claimed significant gains. They said they broke a government siege on the east side and also cut off the main access road to the west side.
The road was used as a supply corridor, but now the lack of clean water is putting people, especially children at high risk.
“We claim for a 48 hours armistice so we could supply the people with water, food, and medicines.”, stated ONU officials, Yacoub El Hillo and Kevin Kennedy.
According to The Two-Way publication, the Syrian city is divided into two sectors: the eastern area, where the rebels established their headquarters and the western part controlled by the government. The situation in Aleppo is critical.
Reportedly, almost 275,000 civilians are still trapped in the eastern area of the largest Syrian city.