Aleppo (Syria): World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited the quake-hit Aleppo city in northern Syria, raising hope for more emergency aid to reach Syria in the coming days.
The WHO brought 35 ton of relief aid to Aleppo Saturday as Ghebreyesus reached the city and visited some hospitalised people, shelters where displaced people are staying, and damaged areas.
His visit comes in the wake of the deadly earthquake that rocked Syria Monday, killing 5,000 people in government and rebel-held areas, Xinhua news agency reported.
Speaking to reporters during his tour, the WHO Director-General said that easing the US sanctions on Syria within the next 180 days would give a window to bring more emergency supplies and support.
According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimation, 5.3 million people in Syria might have been left homeless by the earthquake.