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UN: 16.7 Mln People in Need of Humanitarian Aid in Syria

Fri 22 Mar 2024 | 01:40 PM
Israa Farhan

Geir Pedersen, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, stated yesterday that 16.7 million people in the country currently require humanitarian assistance, marking the highest number in 13 years.

Speaking at a session of the United Nations Security Council on the political and humanitarian situation in Syria, Pedersen clarified that all developments in the country are heading in the "wrong direction," emphasizing setbacks in the humanitarian situation.

Pedersen emphasized the necessity of reducing tensions in Syria and taking measures to halt the nationwide ceasefire as per UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

He pointed out the exacerbation of the humanitarian situation in the country, adding, "16.7 million people need humanitarian assistance, marking the highest level in 13 years."