Syrian relief work hampered by U.N. failings, aid groups say




 
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Syrian relief work hampered by U.N. failings, aid groups say
 
April 28th, 2014  
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Syrian relief work hampered by U.N. failings, aid groups say
By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - Aid organizations working in Syria say they are growing frustrated at how the United Nations is handling the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, accusing it of excluding them and withholding information vital to assist millions in need. A letter obtained by Reuters which was sent to several U.N. Security Council members this month by international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Syria says a lack of coordination by the United Nations means assistance is not reaching some civilians in priority areas. In other regions of the country the U.N. does not inform other aid groups when it brings aid, leading to "potential duplication" of deliveries, the document said. Syria's war has killed 150,000 people and poses an enormous challenge for relief workers.




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