"Unrelenting" levels of violence and death in Syria

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Kyung-wha Kang. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to worsen with levels of violence, death and destruction described by the UN as "unrelenting".

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang was speaking at a Security Council meeting on Thursday, to give a monthly update on conditions under which millions of Syrians are living.

She said Syrians are forced into appalling situations where there is no safe refuge.

She added their future looks, what she called, "increasingly desolate".

” The situation in Syria is worsening. The numbers of people killed and injured in nearly four years of conflict are staggering. The collective punishment inflicted upon civilians is appalling. And so too is the callous disregard by the parties to the conflict for the people of Syria – for their safety and dignity – and for the country's future.”

Ms Kang added that the terrorist group ISIL and all other parties to the conflict are carrying out killings and destruction with impunity.

Meanwhile, despite challenges to access people in need, she said the UN has delivered food aid to more than 3.9 million people in the past month.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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