Feb 24 2018

U.N. approved thirty day ceasefire

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted unanimously for a one month long "humanitarian ceasefire"  in Syria.

The bill, drafted by Swedish and Kuwaiti representatives, was adopted by the UN Security Council unanimously. The one-month ceasefire is aiming to deliver humanitarian aid, to the areas under siege.

Another vote, on Friday, calling for an urgent ceasefire in Syria had been delayed amid diplomatic scuffles.

There have been reports of civilians including children being killed and injured as a result of airstrikes and ground-based strikes, in Eastern Ghouta. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that shelling by "incendiary substances" caused many casualties in Eastern Ghouta.

More than 520 people have been killed and 2,500 wounded since Sunday in Eastern Ghouta, Doctors Without Borders said in a statement.