UN warns of imminent food shortage in eastern Aleppo

A man eats food distributed as aid in a rebel-held besieged area in Aleppo. Credit: Reuters /Abdalrhman Ismail

Food will run out in eastern Aleppo by next week, according to a UN official.

The special adviser to the UN envoy for Syria, Jan Egeland, said the last time the more than 250,000 people inside east Aleppo received any humanitarian aid was at the beginning of July.

The reports we have now from within east Aleppo are that the last food rations are being distributed as we speak.

There will not be more to distribute next week.

Some families have not had any distributions, families in need of relief, have not had any distributions for several weeks already.

– Jan Egeland