Debris filmed in Homs
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Syria crisis: Red Cross pushes for Baba Amr access

The Red Cross has been unable to access the wrecked area of Baba Amr, in the Syrian city of Homs, for a third day.

The agency said it had begun to hand out food and blankets to people who had fled Baba Amr to nearby areas.

Syrian officials told the Red Cross that Baba Amr had to be cleared of booby traps, but activists said troops were carrying out reprisal attacks.

Saleh Dabbakeh, from the ICRC in Damascus, spoke to the BBC's Christian Fraser about the reasons why the agency could not get in to Baba Amr.

  • 04 Mar 2012