UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syrians are about to replace Afghans as the world’s largest refugee population, fleeing a conflict where barrel bombs leave bodies in pieces and a generation of children are physically and emotionally scarred, top U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the U.N. General Assembly that the world body would do everything to implement a U.N. Security Council resolution – adopted on Saturday to boost humanitarian aid access – and get help to millions in need.
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution to boost humanitarian access in Syria that threatens to take “further steps” in the case of non-compliance, demands cross-border aid access and condemns rights abuses by the Syrian government and opposition armed groups.
Russia and China, which have shielded Syria’s government on the 15-member Security Council during the country’s three-year-long civil war, voted in favor of the resolution. They had previously vetoed three resolutions that would have condemned Syria’s government and threatened it with possible sanctions.