#HOMS : `One million Suffering as Syrian Government and Opposition still Argue over Who is Right’

#AceWorldNews says following the end of round two of the peace talks in Geneva leaving it in deadlock, arguments over who is right still rage!

Whereby people are suffering as the Syrian government and opposition are still not honouring international humanitarian law, according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Negotiations have not yet resulted in “meaningful access or a firm commitment to respect the basic principles of international humanitarian law.

This pattern has again played out in Homs over the last week,” said ICRC President Peter Maurer on Saturday. This is despite the ongoing evacuations of Syrians under siege in Homs.

The deal to allow civilians to leave the city was initially regarded as an icebreaker. However, after the second six-day round of talks devoted to getting civilian out of the city, government and opposition remain deadlocked over other issues.

Maurer said that there were many other besieged cities beside Homs and that more than 1 million people were living in difficult conditions as a result.

“If humanitarian work is to be meaningful and effective, it must be supported by the parties [in the conflict],” Maurer said.

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