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UN Urges 'Humanitarian Pause' in Syria

U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos called Friday for “humanitarian pauses” in areas of Syria under siege so that aid convoys could reach those in need and evacuate civilians caught in the conflict. In a briefing to the U.N. Security Council, Amos, the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said the situation in Syria is “grim and gruesome.” Fighting is intensifying across the country as winter looms, exposing civilians to more danger and hardship. She said a unanimous ...

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