September 11: The United Nations says more aid is needed in Syria this winter. The United Nations has said that millions of people in northwestern Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. Martin Griffith, the head of the UN’s humanitarian agency, said there was an urgent need for humanitarian aid in Syria.
“People in northwestern Syria now need food, medicine and other basic necessities,” he said. He said there was a need for more humanitarian aid in the winter, adding that more civilians were in danger. Earlier, the United Nations said 90 percent of Syria’s 3.4 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance.
More than 10 million people are in need of such assistance, said Griffith, head of humanitarian aid. They have been in conflict in Syria for nearly a decade. The economic crisis in Syria has added to the food and shelter crisis. The government has not been able to deliver aid because of the large number of conflict-affected areas.
The uprising against President Assad has been raging in Syria since 2011. Syria has a long history of violence. Due to which millions of citizens have been affected by the violence. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and more than four million have lost their lives in the civil war.Xinhua / Photo: Agency