UN humanitarian agencies ask deadlocked Security Council to OK cross-border relief operations

April 18, 2013 3:36 PM

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The agency chiefs launched their campaign Monday with an op-ed in The New York Times that said: “There still seems to be an insufficient sense of urgency among the governments and parties that could put a stop to the cruelty and carnage in Syria.”

Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said the U.N. agency is currently hampered by Syria’s requirement, imposed in the last 24 hours, that two Syrian government ministers must sign approval papers for every truck allowed into the country. She said children are starving to dea...

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