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February 22, 2012 4:00 am
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Syria Needs “Humanitarian Pause” As Familes Lose Access to Food, Red Cross Says

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Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Photo: wiki commons.

LA Times – Opposition activists reported scores of people killed Tuesday across Syria, including many in a new round of government shelling of the besieged city of Homs, as the International Committee of the Red Cross called for a “humanitarian pause” in order to aid Syria’s expanding ranks of victims.

Amid fear that Syria could be headed toward civil war, the Red Cross proposed that both sides in the conflict respect daily two-hour cease-fires to allow time to deliver aid and evacuate the wounded and the sick.

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