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Report: The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Is Getting Worse

Report: The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Is Getting Worse

A group of 21 humanitarian organizations—including World Vision International, Oxfam and Save the Children—have released a new report, outlining just how bad the humanitarian crisis in Syria has become. The “Failing Syria” report found that despite a U.N. Security Council Resolution last year that “called for an urgent increase in access to humanitarian aid in Syria and demanded that all parties immediately cease attacks against civilians, end arbitrary detention, kidnapping and torture, and lift sieges of populated areas,” since they were issued, “the resolutions, and the hope they provided, have rung hollow for Syrian civilians.”

In the last year, the humanitarian crisis in the country resulting from years of civil war has gotten even worse. The war has killed more than 220,000 people—76,000 in the last year alone. The organizations say more than 12 million people need aid, but that aid is becoming increasingly difficult to deliver, reaching 63 percent less people last year compared to the year before. The report is asking U.N. Security Council member nations to persuade the warring factions in the country to “end to the suffering of Syrian civilians” …

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