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19 May 2014

Ban Ki-moon: armed groups breached international law by cutting water supplies in Aleppo

Following reports that armed groups have cut water supplies in Aleppo (Syria), leaving at least 2.5 million people with no access to safe water for drinking and sanitation for eight days, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that such deliberate targeting of civilians is a ‘clear breach’ of international law. According to a statement, Mr. Ban ‘notes that preventing people’s access to safe water is a denial of a fundamental human right’, adding that deliberate targeting of civilians and depriving them of essential supplies is a clear breach of international humanitarian and human rights law. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Syria: Ban warns against targeting civilians after armed groups cut water supplies in Aleppo

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