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U.N. Relief Coordinator Warns Humanitarian Needs Remain ‘Profound’ In Syria As Aid Enters Area Hit By Severe Malnutrition

Agence France-Presse: Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis
“Dozens of trucks carrying aid for 40,000 people on Monday entered the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, where residents and relief groups have warned a humanitarian crisis is escalating…” (Mohammed, 10/30).

U.N. News Centre: With 13 million inside Syria needing aid, U.N. relief chief says impact of crisis remains ‘profound’
“The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or D’aesh) may be largely pushed out of Syria’s Raqqa governorate, but after years of oppression and nearly a year of intense fighting — marked recently by heavy airstrikes — humanitarian needs will continue to be large for some time, the top United Nations relief official told the Security Council Monday…” (10/30).