Situation in Syria: latest update
|Publisher||International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)|
|Publication Date||25 February 2012|
|Cite as||International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Situation in Syria: latest update, 25 February 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f4b5f8c2.html [accessed 24 October 2014]|
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The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are still negotiating with both the Syrian authorities and the opposition groups in an attempt to arrange the conditions needed for them to enter Baba Amr again today. Acute needs are growing by the hour and it is crucial that these organizations be able to enter the area to evacuate people urgently requiring medical care and to bring in vital humanitarian aid.25 February 2012 - Situation in the afternoon The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been in negotiations since this morning with both the Syrian authorities and the opposition groups in Homs. These discussions have yielded no concrete results today. Unfortunately, therefore, no emergency evacuations will take place today.
The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent will continue to negotiate with the Syrian authorities and the opposition in an attempt to enter Baba Amr and carry out live-saving evacuations.25 February 2012 - Situation in the morning Since this morning, ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent staff have been in contact with both the Syrian authorities and the opposition to arrange the evacuation from the Baba Amr neighbourhood of all those in need of urgent medical care. The ICRC / Red Crescent team spent the night in Homs after evacuating seven wounded people to Al Amin hospital and 20 women and children outside the affected zone. Continued access to Baba Amr and other areas racked by violence is crucial to life-saving operations