UN Syria envoy pushes for ‘unhindered’ aid access in surprise visit

February 17, 2016 10:53 AM

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Staffan de Mistura discussed efforts for “unhindered humanitarian access” to areas of Syria cut off by fighting and airstrikes and the resumption of peace talks.

BAGHDAD—The United Nations’ special envoy for Syria met with the Syrian foreign minister in Damascus Tuesday to discuss “unhindered” humanitarian access to besieged populations as world powers push for a halt in hostilities in the five-year conflict.

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