About 40 percent of Syrians need humanitarian aid - U.N.

November 4, 2013 10:55 PM

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About 40 percent of Syrians need humanitarian aid - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria or about 40 percent of the population need humanitarian assistance due to the country's 2-1/2-year civil war, the U.N. humanitarian office said on Monday.

"The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate rapidly and inexorably," U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos told the U.N. Security Council behind closed doors, according to her spokeswoman Amanda Pitt.

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