Undersecretary-General Stephen O'Brien said Thursday that his proposal for weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses to enable aid deliveries across borders and conflict lines "is what we as humanitarians require."
"This is to ensure that we are able to see for ourselves the dire situation of the people, assess their needs, adjust to logistical constraints and assist people where they are now with their life-saving and protection needs," he said in a statement issued at U.N. headquarters.
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