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One million MORE Syrians heading for Europe unless RAF intervenes, David Cameron warned

DAVID Cameron must allow RAF transport aircraft to drop vital aid into Syria, or risk another million refugees leaving the war-torn country bound for Europe, a medical charity has said.


In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations warned 18 communities in Syria were currently under siege, most by Government forces, their inhabitants starving.

These include Aleppo, where UN called the situation “catastrophic” this week after Syrian air strikes hit a hospital, killing at least 27 people and leaving the fragile cease-fire “hanging by a thread”.

“As Syrians and as Doctors, we cannot understand why all efforts are not being undertaken to reach all people in need,” said the letter.

“This despite the UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien encouraging Member States to explore all options to break the sieges, including through humanitarian aid drops.

“We cannot understand why our people are permitted to starve, when the international community could air drop aid and end starvation overnight.”

A C-17 Globemaster can drop 65 tonnes of aid in one run, while a C-130 Hercules can drop around 20 tonnes. Operation Shader, Britain’s effort against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, already uses one Hercules.

Both aircraft could be based at RAF Akrotiri, where British fighter jets and bombers are already stationed.

The United Nations has now begun to allow airdrops, particularly over the ISIS-besieged city of Deir Ez Zour, though the UK is yet to take part.

Tonight Whitehall sources told the Express that, while the Government has not ruled out air drops, they were being hampered by fear is some quarters of an aircraft being downed by ISIS, Russian or Syrian forces.

Others cited fears lack of


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