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Syria : ICRC president calls on international community to increase support for humanitarian action

11-09-2013 Interview

ICRC President Peter Maurer called on the international community to work together to ensure that assistance reaches people in dire need in Syria. He said that while diplomatic discussions were taking place around chemical weapons, fighting in Syria was intensifying, and the suffering of the Syrian people needed urgent attention. The ICRC needs rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief for people in sealed off areas, mainly Eastern Ghouta, the old city of Homs, Yarmouk and Moadamiyah.