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UN relief chief: Syrian situation "worse"

08-15-2012 04:41 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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The UN’s relief chief, Valerie Amos has met with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al- Halki and other senior Syrian government officials to discuss ways to scale up the humanitarian response. Amos also met the head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Abdul-Rahman Attar and dozens of Red Crescent volunteers.

Amos says the situation in Syria has worsened since her last visit in March. She says her organization will work with the Red Crescent to make sure the people in need get proper help. Amos also urged the Syrian government to give the UN family the chance to conduct an independent assessment of humanitarian situation in restive areas. Amos arrived in Syria Tuesday morning.

She is to meet Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the violence is still raging in Syria. Activists report clashes and shelling in the northern city of Aleppo, southern province of Daraa, as well as in suburbs of Damascus. Activists say more than 20-thousand people have been killed in the violence since March 2011.


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