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MSF response to attacks on 18 UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid trucks

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply shocked by the 19 September attack on an aid convoy aiming to help people in need in Aleppo governorate, Syria. A UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy was hit and a number of SARC personnel lost their lives trying to deliver aid to the people of Urm Al-Kubra in the western countryside of Aleppo. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the SARC volunteers who lost their lives in the attack, which is in complete contempt for all efforts to alleviate suffering in east Aleppo.

MSF strongly denounces this attack, another example of the continuous disregard for the basic rules of war in the Syrian conflict, and demands that all warring parties involved in the conflict in Syria respect humanitarian workers and civilians, health facilities and civilian infrastructures.

We demand that the major international powers involved in this conflict assume their responsibilities and take more concrete steps to put an end to all attacks against civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities and aid convoys.

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Statement 14 March 2017