UNOCHA: Displaced Families in Syria Crisis

“If the violence continues unabated, we could, in the short term, see considerably more than the current four million in need of urgent assistance and more than two million internally displaced in Syria,” the spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Jens Laerke, told a news conference in Geneva. Organizations are struggling to reach more people, in more places, with more aid, but lack of access is still a major obstacle,” he added.

The UN and its partners are expanding local partnerships outside of the more than 70 local groups now working on the ground in Syria to reach more needy people. OCHA has also urged the Government of Syria to allow more international non-governmental organizations, which could be potential partners, into Syria.

More information on Syria crisis and UN humanitarian aid available HERE.

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2 Responses to UNOCHA: Displaced Families in Syria Crisis

  1. It truly is heartbreaking to see Syrian refugees in this video who through no fault of their own have been separated from their families and are living in such poor conditions. For them to flee Syria and then be treated as ‘outsiders’ is shocking. There needs to be an end to this humanitarian crisis which had spiralled out of control.

    • Thank you for commenting. Unfortunately we’re witnessing a complex conflict with several internal and external elements. Unless the Security Council joins action for a resolution similar to Libya, it is highly unlikely that this will end. Due to the geopolitics of the region, this might not happen soon. So, apart from humanitarian response, there should be a joint external political response in ending the chaos.

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