UN aid official laments failure to achieve more in Syria

August 4, 2016 12:42 PM

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UN aid official laments failure to achieve more in Syria

BEIRUT – A senior U.N. humanitarian official is lamenting the world body's failure to achieve its target goals in war-ravaged Syria.

Jan Egeland, an adviser to U.N.'s special envoy to Syria, says only 40 percent of planned humanitarian relief was delivered in June and July. He said the U.N. had hoped to reach 1.2 million people over the last two months, but fell well short of that target.

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