Concern over lack of access for humanitarian aid in Syria

The UN head of relief says she's concerned about the lack of humanitarian access to cities in Syria, where many protesters have reportedly been killed.

Valerie Amos

Valerie Amos, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said she was particularly concerned about the southern city of Deraa and the coastal cities of Latakia, Jablah, Baniyas and Douma.

Earlier, Ms Amos also spoke to the Security Council on the protection of civilians during conflict. She said that, while violence in the Middle east has been occupying the headlines, civilians in many other conflicts are also still suffering:

“In Somalia civilians continue to bear the brunt of fighting between militants, transitional federal government and African Union forces. During 2010, over 7,000 civilians reported weapons related injuries in Mogadishu, the highest number of civilian casualties in a decade. Children accounted for 20 per cent of those injured.”

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