News Outlets Report On Ongoing Humanitarian Action In Syria

News outlets report on ongoing humanitarian operations in Syria, including food aid and vaccinations for polio.

Thomson Reuters Foundation: WFP Syria director says peace talks must address humanitarian aid
“Syria’s warring sides must seize this week’s peace conference in Switzerland as a chance to allow humanitarian aid workers access to nearly three million people who have been under siege or cut off by fighting, the World Food Programme (WFP) says…” (Batha, 1/20).

U.N. News Centre: Impeding aid to besieged refugee camp in Syria may amount to war crime — U.N. official
“The United Nations human rights chief today strongly condemned the repeated obstruction of aid convoys trying to bring supplies to a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, stating that impeding humanitarian assistance to desperate civilians may amount to a war crime…” (1/17).

Xinhua: Over 2 million children vaccinated against polio in Syria
“Syria’s Minister of Health Saad al-Nayef said Sunday that a recent campaign of the polio vaccination has covered more than two million Syrian children, according to the state-run SANA news agency…” (1/19).

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