UN: Staggering 16.7 million people now require humanitarian assistance in Syria

UN: Staggering 16.7 million people now require humanitarian assistance in Syria
# 27 February 2024 20:45 (UTC +04:00)

"A staggering 16.7 million people now require humanitarian assistance – nearly three-quarters of the population and the highest number of people in need since the start of the crisis," said UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Martin Griffiths at a briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, APA reports.

"In Syria, where the conflict is about to hit the 13-year mark, it is clear that much more is still needed to address the long-term humanitarian impact of the earthquakes. This includes ensuring the full restoration of basic services, and the provision of adequate and appropriate shelters, particularly for displaced pregnant women and girls," added Griffiths.

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