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International Community Must Address Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis With Urgency, MSF Warns

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) “says the international community should demonstrate the same urgency in addressing Syria’s humanitarian crisis that it did in pressing for the destruction of its chemical weapons,” VOA News reports. “The call from MSF Operations Director Bart Janssens came Tuesday, along with a warning that the threat of malnutrition and starvation in the country is rising as people run out of food,” the news service writes, adding, “He said in an interview with VOA that malnutrition will reach dramatic levels in the coming weeks, particularly in areas where access to refugees is blocked by ongoing fighting.” The news service notes, “International monitors say more than 100,000 people have been killed in the 30-month Syrian civil war, which has displaced more than two million people internally and forced millions more to flee the country” (10/15).