facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

U.N. calls on Syria to allow aid convoys into Damascus region

June 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM   |   Comments

UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (UPI) -- United Nations agencies called on the Syrian government Thursday to allow them to help millions of people stranded in the Damascus region.

The Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a release it has made several requests to the government of President Bashar Assad for access to those in need of aid. Aid convoys have been rescheduled seven times since March, the agency said.

Officials estimate 1.2 million people in the Damascus region need assistance.

The office also appealed this week for $4.4 billion in aid for Syria, the largest appeal in its history. Lebanon is seeking an additional $450 million and Jordan $350 million to help support refugees now living within their borders.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone
2
Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S. Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S.
3
Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional
4
Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit' Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit'
5
Arrest warrant issued for 'person of interest' in missing UVA student case Arrest warrant issued for 'person of interest' in missing UVA student case
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback