UN humanitarian chief seeks to scale up humanitarian response in SyriaListen /
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos arrived in Syria on Tuesday for a three-day mission to review the situation on the ground.
In Damascus, she is meeting government officials and humanitarian partners, including the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
Ms. Amos is discussing ways to scale up the humanitarian response.
Jens Laerke is spokesman for the UN humanitarian agency OCHA in Geneva.
"She's there to express her grave, grave concern over the situation we have. About two million people are affected – an estimate. We have an estimated one million people who are displaced. We have approximately three million people who are getting into a situation of food insecurity. So she's going to raise all those concerns." (Duration: 20″)