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Mortar shells hit SOS children’s village Damascus

Mortar shells hit SOS children’s village Damascus

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Aid organization SOS children’s Villages has 156 children and 46 staff were evacuated from a reception centre in the Syrian capital, Damascus, after Tuesday, two mortar shells were landing.

Everyone was unharmed, but the organization is “deeply saddened” about the attack on the children’s village and called all the warring parties Wednesday on the violence to end.

The sos children’s village had already been moved because of the war. In 2012, all of the children and carers to Damascus transferred from Aleppo. The branch in that great city was in the middle of the firing line. Now citizens were thus re-flights. The organization has everyone now been transferred to a “safe location”.

“With danger for their own lives convert my colleagues every day in order to have children who take care of their parents are lost in a new home in the sos children’s village”, responded the director Margot Ende – van den Broek of the Dutch branch of SOS children’s Villages, outraged. “This is courage and willpower is needed, but most of all a safe place for that help to be able to give.”

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