Mass evacuations from Syrian cities now likely, says UN

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Intensification of conflict and refusal to allow aid agencies into besieged towns could lead to evacuations of tens of thousands of people, says UN special envoy

Many besieged Syrian towns and cities are on the brink of falling to government forces leading to mass evacuations similar to that seen in the town of Darayya last week, the UN predicted on Thursday.

The UN blamed an intensification of the conflict and the Syrian government’s “strategy” of refusing to allow aid agencies into the besieged towns with food and medicine.

Related: Syria: evacuation of rebels and families from Darayya under way

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