2014-02-15 12:30:25

Syria: Geneva talks enter final day

(Vatican Radio) Efforts to break a deadlock between Syrian government and rebel negotiators continue in Geneva, as talks enter their final day. The humanitarian situation in the war-torn country continues to be dire.

The UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos described the situation in a recent interview with the BBC. “[There are] 250 thousand people living in besieged communities,” Amos said, adding, “[there are] over 3 million people in hard to reach communities.”

UN estimates say a total of 9 million people are in need of some form of assistance in Syria, while as many as 3 million others have been driven to flee the country. Debate in the UN Security Council has made a new resolution on the crisis thus far elusive. Listen: RealAudioMP3

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