ShelterBox Condemns Kamounia Camp Bombing In Syria

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Father and child in a makeshift ambulance in Kamounia Father and child in a makeshift ambulance in Kamounia

While the UN decides whether to classify an air strike on a makeshift camp for displaced people in northern Syria as a war crime, disaster relief agency ShelterBox condemns the targeting of families on the run from war.

Thursday’s air strike on a makeshift camp for displaced families near the Syria/Turkey border, in which at least 28 people died – many of them women and children – has been condemned as a possible war crime by the UN.

The bombing of the Kamounia camp in the northern Idlib province came only a day after the extension of a ‘partial cessation of hostilities’ truce was confirmed. Reports say the strike on the rebel-held area was by Syrian or Russian planes, but this has not been confirmed.

Stephen O’Brien, head of humanitarian affairs at the UN, has called for an inquiry into the…

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