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'No concrete step' yet for Homs evacuation, aid: ICRC

Syrian children stands next to aid boxes from the Bulgarian Red Cross during an aid distribution of food, clothes and blankets at a refugee center in Sofia on December 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV

GENEVA: No concrete steps have been taken to evacuate women and children or provide aid to the besieged Old City of Homs despite an agreement at Syrian peace talks in Geneva, the Red Cross said Monday.

"Until today noon, there has been no concrete step taken for any operation of this type in Homs Old City," the International Committee of the Red Cross's head of operations for the Middle East, Robert Mardini, told AFP.

 

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