U.S., U.N. Officials Urge Syria To Allow Unfettered Humanitarian Aid Access

News outlets highlight comments from U.S. and U.N. officials on the delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria, where the U.N. and its partners say an entire generation of children is at risk.

The Hill’s “Floor Action”: Kaine: ‘World will be watching’ if Syria blocks humanitarian aid
“Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) demanded Sunday that Syrian President Bashar Assad allow humanitarian assistance for Syrians struggling in the ongoing civil war. Kaine’s comments came a day after the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council unanimously approved a resolution requiring all factions in the ongoing civil war to let assistance be delivered to millions of Syrians…” (Cox, 2/24).

U.N. News Centre: On visit to besieged camp, U.N. official urges unhindered access for all civilians in Syria
“A senior United Nations official said [Monday] he was shocked by what he saw during a visit to a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, and underscored the need for full and unhindered access to all conflict-affected communities in the country…” (2/24).

U.N. News Centre: U.N., humanitarian partners sound global alarm on behalf of Syria’s children
“Moved by the dire plight of more than five million war-traumatized Syrian children — both inside and outside the country — United Nations agencies and their partners [Monday] joined forces to urge the world to demand an end to the ‘relentless horror and suffering’ those children face before an entire generation is lost…” (2/24).

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