UN aid official urges Syria govt to 'live up to promises'

April 7, 2016 11:52 AM

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GENEVA – A leader of U.N.-backed humanitarian efforts for Syria says he's "disappointed" with recent efforts to get aid convoys into hard-to-reach and besieged areas, and is calling on the government to "live up to its promises."

Jan Egeland, the humanitarian aid adviser for the U.N.'s Syria envoy, told reporters Thursday in Geneva that "April was supposed to be our best month" but that aid delivery is "not getting better and better, it's actually slowing down."

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