Syria expels 2 key UN humanitarian staffers

The Syrian government expelled two key UN humanitarian staffers because of their contact with armed opposition groups while trying to arrange aid deliveries – a decision that could harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country’s largest city, the UN humanitarian chief says. A message from Valerie Amos says the expulsions this month “set a worrying precedent for all humanitarian staff in Syria, in that any staff member in contact with armed opposition groups for the purpose of negotiating access is potentially under threat of being declared persona non grata.”



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