Unsplash/Gideon Oladimeji

News in Brief 21 October 2020

  • UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria 

  • UN urges people to #PledgetoPause before sharing online 

  • Mediterranean facing irreversible damage, unless urgent action is taken 

WFP/Basel Hassan

Three-hour daily ceasefire in Aleppo “not enough” to deliver aid

Three-hour daily pauses in the fighting around Aleppo are “not enough” to get life-saving aid in the Syrian city because the logistics are “enormous”.

That’s the reaction of two senior UN officials to the truce proposed by the Russian Federation on Thursday.

Fighting is raging inside Syria’s second city where two million people are living in fear of besiegement.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Duration: 3'25"