- UN backs proposal to send monitors to Syria
- At least 20,000 people have now been evacuated from eastern Aleppo
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(CNN)The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to redeploy UN staff to Aleppo to monitor and report on the evacuation of civilians.
- United Nations adopts monitoring proposal
- At least 65 buses full of evacuees have left eastern Aleppo since the early hours of Monday
- More than 20,000 people have been evacuated, according to Turkish foreign minister
- Among those evacuated was Bana Alabed, 7, who captured the world's attention with her tweets from Aleppo
- Turkish and Russian foreign ministers to meet Tuesday
Evacuees 'have been through hell'
The UN draft resolution in part:
- Stresses the importance to ensure the voluntary, safe and dignified passage of all civilians from the eastern districts of AIeppo or other areas, under the monitoring of and coordination by the United Nations and other relevant institutions, to a destination of their choice.
- Requests the United Nations and other relevant institutions to carry out adequate, neutral monitoring and direct observation on evacuations from the eastern districts of Aleppo and other districts of the city, and to report as appropriate thereon, to ensure further deployment of staff for these purposes as needed and demands all parties to provide these monitors with safe, immediate and unimpeded access.
- Requests the Secretary General to take urgent steps to make arrangements, including security arrangements in consultation with interested parties, to allow the observation by the United Nations and other relevant institutions of the well-being of civilians, as well as the full respect of international humanitarian law. inside the eastern districts of the city of Aleppo; notify the Security Council about these arrangements and to carry out the above mentioned activity immediately thereupon.