2M Syrians In ‘Desperate’ Need In Hard-To-Reach Areas, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council

Associated Press: U.N. urges Syria to allow aid to 2 million in desperate need
“The U.N. humanitarian chief on Tuesday urged the Syrian government primarily but also some rebel groups to allow the delivery of aid to more than two million desperate people in hard-to-reach areas. Mark Lowcock told the U.N. Security Council that the situation in Idlib, one of the opposition’s last footholds in Syria, is ‘alarming’ with airstrikes, clashes between armed groups, overcrowding, and severely stretched basic services…” (5/29).

U.N. News: U.N. aid chief highlights 2 million Syrians in greatest need
“Less than 20 percent of the ‘desperate’ civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have got the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday, calling for the Security Council to help ease their plight. … Only six inter-agency convoys have reached those areas since January, providing relief for 169,000 people…” (5/29).

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