The whole world is horrified by the suffering of the people of Aleppo – the bombing of innocent civilians, the murder of defenceless children.
The fighting must stop now. Russia indicating its support for a 48-hour cessation of hostilities is a step forward. Let’s implement that plan immediately, so we can get essential help, food and medical supplies to the beleaguered people of Aleppo.
It is only when the fighting and bombing stops that we can hope to deliver the political solution – a transition away from the Assad regime towards a new government committed to the interests of all Syrians.