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Red Cross Has Greater Access in Syria, Stepping Up Aid

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 18- The Red Cross is delivering assistance to greater numbers of Syrian civilians and visiting more detainees in government prisons but the situation remains “dramatic” in besieged areas, a senior official said on Tuesday. Robert Mardini, regional director for the Near and Middle East, said that the International Committee of

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Humanitarian Evacuations Under Way from Besieged Syrian Towns

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT, April 20 – The humanitarian evacuation of 250 people from two Syrian towns besieged by pro-government forces and another 250 from two towns blocked off by rebels began on Wednesday, coordinated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. The towns blockaded by pro-government forces are Zabadani and Madaya, near the Lebanese border.

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