Unicef: More than 100 unaccompanied children are trapped in aleppo building

GENEVA (Reuters) – Many unaccompanied children, possibly more than 100, are trapped in a building that is under heavy attack in besieged eastern Aleppo in Syria, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said in a statement on Tuesday, citing an unnamed doctor in the city.

“According to alarming reports from a doctor in the city, many children, possibly more than 100, unaccompanied or separated from their families, are trapped in a building, under heavy attack in east Aleppo,” UNICEF Regional Director Geert Cappelaere said in the statement.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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