GENEVA, March 7 (Bernama) -- The United Nations (UN) strongly condemned on Tuesday the failure of armed parties to cease hostilities and for their disregard for guarantee of safe passage for a humanitarian aid convoy sent to Eastern Ghouta, Syria, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokesperson Jens Laerke told a briefing that the mission to deliver aid to the people in Duma, Eastern Ghouta, was cut short due to the escalating violence and insecurity.
It urged all parties involved in the conflict to fully implement Security Council Resolution 2401, which demands a cessation of hostilities without delay, for at least 30 consecutive days throughout Syria.
The UN demanded unrestricted humanitarian access to those in need and unconditional medical evacuation of the critically sick and injured.
Laerke said airstrikes and shelling in Duma and Damascus continued for hours while the inter-agency aid convoy was delivering food for 27,500 people, in addition to health and nutrition supplies.....