MEPs to demand that the Syrian regime halt the massacre in Ghouta 

The Assad regime and its allies must stop shelling civilians in Ghouta, comply with the UN Security Council ceasefire resolution and allow in humanitarian aid, MEPs are likely to demand in a debate with the EU foreign policy chief Mogherini on Tuesday and a resolution to be voted on Thursday.

MEPs debated the humanitarian situation in Syria on 28 February. They condemned the shelling of eastern Ghouta, an enclave near Damascus populated by almost 400,000 civilians, that recently killed more than 550 people, including 120 children, women, the elderly and vulnerable.

MEPs urged the Syrian regime and its allies to halt the fighting, respect the humanitarian truce of at least 30 days and to allow the evacuation of the wounded and the most vulnerable, as demanded by the United Nations Security Council on 24 February.

Debate:  Wednesday, 28 February and Tuesday, 13 March

Vote: Thursday, 15 March

Procedure:  Resolution

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