UN Assessment Team Denied Entry into Syrian City

The United Nations, according to its top aid official, has been denied access to carry out an assessment of humanitarian needs in the city of Daraa in southern Syria, where the government’s crackdown on protestors has reportedly claimed hundreds of lives.

“We have not managed to get an access for the mission,” The Strait Times quotes Valerie Amos, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. “We will continue to push for access, it’s very important that we have a sense of what is going on.”

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.