Syrian civil war witnessed one of the bloodiest week of the fight as over 520 people were dead, including 127 children and 75 women, and thousands more injured in most fierce assaults of Syria’s long civil war. Massive killings were the result of deadly bombing carried out in the Eastern Ghouta, in the suburbs of Damascuss. Held by rebels since 2012, Eastern Ghouta is the last opposition pocket around Damascus and President Bashar al-Assad has dispatched reinforcements there in an apparent concerted effort to retake it.
In result of massive bombings makeshift hospitals were destroyed that resulted in more difficulties to rescue the injured people. As per reports, the medical system in eastern Ghouta is near collapse as airstrikes hit 22 hospitals and clinics that lead the civilian healthcare in the besieged area systematically destroyed. People were in desperate need of food and medical aid as the situation is leading towards humanitarian crisis in the area. Most people who had escaped death or injury were hiding in underground bunkers with little or no electricity, and low food supplies. Sever food shortage is also being witnessed in the area. Heavy Syrian bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta is targeting civilians and must stop immediately, the United Nations warned.
After the massive killings sanity prevailed and United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid reach in the war-ravaged areas. The Security Council resolution calls for the fighting to stop “without delay” so that emergency aid supplies can be delivered and the injured evacuated. The UN Secretary General António Guterres had called for a ceasefire, warning that “a human tragedy is unfolding in front of our eyes with 400,000 people living in hell on earth.
It is hoped that conflicting parties respect the ceasefire resolution of UN so immediate access to humanitarian aid and services could be ensured. It is an epic failure of the world leaders that nothing substantial has been done to stop killings of civilians in Syria in the civil war that is continued from last seven years. Syrian people have seen enough bloodshed, it is imperative to end this senseless human suffering now.