There’s growing international concern for almost three million people “trapped” inside Syria’s Idlib, amid fears of an all-out military assault on this last opposition region, the UN aid agency, OCHA, has warned. OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke spoke to UN News's Daniel Johnson.
A full-scale battle for Idlib must be avoided at all costs, the United Nations Secretary-General has stressed, warning that failure to do so would unleash “a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict” so far.
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Wednesday detailed his most recent efforts to revive stalled peace talks which could end the brutal conflict that has been raging there for more than seven years.
More aid is getting through to civilians caught up in the Syrian war, but there’s been a worrying escalation in the number of attacks against them and humanitarian workers that must stop, a senior UN adviser said on Thursday.