PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For years, Mercy Corps' team in Syria has courageously navigated battlefields to help alleviate the intense suffering of people trapped in the crossfire of this deadly conflict – no matter where they live. What we have witnessed in Syria over these nearly six years of war is shameful – and this week we are horrified to see more unrelenting, brutal violence.
It appears that the evacuation of civilians from the city of Aleppo has begun, and Mercy Corps is prepared to receive newly displaced people across northern Syria. Our teams are standing by with food, blankets, cash and other supplies to help the countless men, women and children who are hoping to escape the fighting and find safety. We do not yet know how many people are on the move, or where they will end up.