UN says humanitarian access to needy in Syria is worsening

UNITED NATIONS – Access to millions of Syrians in need of help is worsening as violence increases across the war-torn country, the UN

humanitarian chief warned Friday, and the Security Council announced it will formally ask Damascus to allow air drops to besieged areas.

Stephen O’Brien said he told a closed emergency council meeting that recent attacks “are creating new humanitarian emergencies and compounding the challenges” as access continues to be denied to some besieged locations where needs are most acute. While the United Nations continues to provide aid to millions of Syrians every month, O’Brien said it needs access and “the consent of the Syrian government and all necessary security guarantees, in order to conduct air drops.”

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4811651,00.html

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