UN Aid Chief after Visit to Homs, Syria: A Day in Hell

World | February 12, 2014, Wednesday // 12:00| Views: 1366 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: UN Aid Chief after Visit to Homs, Syria: A Day in Hell Syrian Red Crescent workers offer help to civilians at a shelter center in Homs, Syria. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The UN is hoping to resume the evacuation of civilians from Syria's besieged city of Homs, describing the situation there as "hell".

A day after the operation was suspended, UN local aid chief Yacoub El Hillo told the BBC it was "crucial" that it continued, describing his visit to Homs as like a "day in hell".

Hundreds of civilians remain trapped in the Old City - a hub of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

More than 1,100 people have fled the city since Friday under a truce.

But the evacuation operation was delayed on Tuesday because of what UN and Syrian officials said were logistical reasons.

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