Civilians from besieged areas of Homs are seen in a shelter in al-Andalus school, in an area under government control, in Homs February 14, 2014, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters
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Syria's government and opposition still do not honour basic tenets of international humanitarian law despite the evacuation of besieged Syrians from the Old City of Homs, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Saturday.ICRC President Peter Maurer said the evacuation did not herald any wider improvement in humanitarian access in Syria, where the United Nations says it cannot access up to 3 million people in need. Maurer said there were many other besieged areas besides Homs, with over 1 million people living in extremely difficult conditions.
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