UN humanitarian chief to Al Arabiya: situation in Aleppo not sustainable
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, speaking to Al Arabiya’s Talal Al Haj renewed calls for a weekly 48-hour ceasefire in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged areas and described the situation in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo as “not sustainable.”
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.