Aid Delivery Continues To Face Challenges In Syria, U.N. Official Tells Security Council

News outlets report on continuing challenges to humanitarian aid delivery in war-torn Syria.

Foreign Policy: Exclusive: Yes, Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis Can Get Worse. Much Worse.
“It is hard to fathom the humanitarian crisis in Syria getting any worse than it already has. But it is, with the number of Syrian civilians residing mostly beyond the reach of United Nations relief workers swelling from 3.5 million to about 4.7 million, according to new U.N. estimates…” (Lynch, 6/26).

New York Times: U.N. Official Says Syrian Rules Are Preventing Aid Delivery
“Ever since the Security Council reached a hard-won consensus to help United Nations aid agencies deliver food and medicine to Syrians trapped by war, compliance with its resolution has been low. On Thursday, the United Nations’ top aid official told the council that new Syrian bureaucracy had made compliance even lower…” (Sengupta, 6/26).

U.N. News Centre: Humanitarian needs outpacing response amid ongoing obstacles to aid delivery in Syria — U.N.
“Four months after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding unimpeded access to people in need of assistance in Syria, relief agencies continue to face obstacles to aid delivery while the needs continue to grow and are now outpacing response efforts, the United Nations humanitarian chief reported today…” (6/26).

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