Syria, Aleppo Evacuations resume
The latest report from our colleagues from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and International Committee of the Red Cross in Aleppo:

In the early morning of Monday, 19th December, all sides to the Syria conflict gave renewed security guarantees to the Red Cross Red Crescent. We were able to resume evacuating people in need from Eastern Aleppo City.

The video above shows the destruction caused in Aleppo where buses are preparing for the evacuation with SARC ambulances.  It then joins a convoy and shows Red Cross and Red Crescent staff with the convoy as it gets underway.

Volunteers are shown taking wounded man to ambulance, whilst a bus transports people during the evacuation operation.

The evacuation is expected to take several more days to complete. So far, more than 15,000 people have been able to leave Eastern Aleppo City for rural areas in Aleppo and Idlib. The Red Cross Red Crescent will continue to work around the clock to ensure that all those who want to can leave as soon as possible, and will continue to give priority to the most urgent cases, such as the injured and sick.

In addition, we are facilitating the transfer of civilians of Foua and Kefraya through Western Rural Aleppo to Aleppo City.

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