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Humanitarian Crisis In Syria Poses Challenges For Aid Groups

News outlets report on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and how the U.S. and the international community are responding.

Associated Press: U.N. chief: 20 years after Rwanda, Syria shameful
“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that 20 years after the Rwanda genocide the international community’s collective failure to prevent atrocities in Syria is ‘a shameful indictment’…” (Lederer, 2/27).

CBS News: U.S. cautiously resumes aid to Syria rebels, but with deaths, refugees mounting is Obama’s policy working?
“In a tentative step forward in resuming support for rebels deemed moderate and trustworthy, the U.S. has delivered medical kits to fighters in northern Syria, and hopes to resume shipments of other non-lethal supplies…” (Brennan, 2/27).

PBS NewsHour: Humanitarian aid groups prepare for long-term crisis in Syria
“Judy Woodruff talks to Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development and Michael Gerson of the Washington Post about the devastating conditions for Syrian civilians and refugees, the barriers preventing aid organizations from reaching people in need, and ways that concerned citizens can help…” (2/27).