Day 5 of #globaldev: Syria humanitarian access resolution in limbo

Mark Lyall Grant, permanent representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, briefs journalists after close-door consultations at which Security Council members reached agreed on a draft resolution on the situation in Syria. Photo by: Mark Garten / U.N.

As the U.N. General Assembly wraps up its debates, the aid community saw on Thursday how an EU push for a binding resolution on humanitarian access in Syria was sidetracked by the row over use of chemical weapons, so aid groups will continue to struggle to reach the victims of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Here’s our selection of the day’s top headlines:

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