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Aleppo humanitarian catastrophe 'unlike any' in Syria: UN

The United Nations aid chief warned Thursday that Aleppo faces a humanitarian catastrophe "unlike any" witnessed so far in Syria's brutal five-year war. "Let me be clear: east Aleppo this minute is not at the edge of the precipice," Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council. "It is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria," said the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs.
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