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U.N., Humanitarian Groups Ask International Community To Step Up Aid Efforts In Syria

News outlets report on calls from the U.N. and humanitarian groups for stepped up efforts in Syria and refugee camps resulting from the conflict.

The Guardian: Humanitarian groups demand action to alleviate suffering of Syrians
“The heads of seven of the world’s largest humanitarian and human rights organization who are working on the crisis in Syria have called on the international community to step up efforts to provide humanitarian aid…” (1/22).

U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. agency calls for urgent aid delivery to besieged Palestinian refugee camp
“As world leaders meet in Montreux, Switzerland, seeking a political solution to the crisis in Syria, the United Nations is calling on all parties in the strife-torn nation to facilitate the urgent provision of humanitarian aid to Palestinians trapped in the Yarmouk refugee camp…” (1/22).

U.N. News Centre: U.N., humanitarian community urge protection, access to aid for Syrian children
“Against the backdrop of peace talks on Syria which opened today in Switzerland, senior United Nations humanitarian officials have joined international aid organizations calling for the protection of Syrian children, 11,000 of whom have been killed and 4 million forced to flee their homes over the past three years…” (1/22).