According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 12,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011© REUTERS/ Shaam News Network
MOSCOW, June 16 (RIA Novosti)
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Besides sending humanitarian aid to Syria, Russia is also assisting UN humanitarian teams working in the conflict-stricken country, UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Amos met on Friday in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov discussing the humanitarian situation in Syria among other issues.
“Russia supports individual appeals, and most recently, for example, have not only sent aid to Syria but has been at the forefront of supporting our [UN] work and trying to unlock some of the political blockages in relation to humanitarian access [in Syria],” she said.
The high-ranking UN official, who paid a visit to Syria in March, said about a million of people there needed humanitarian assistance at that time.
“Some needed help with food, but also with health care, with shelter,” Amos said. “Of course separate to the help the people need inside Syria, there are people, who are crossing the borders, who are refugees, and need help outside.”
According to her, Syrians mostly flee to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and some to Iraq, as these countries keep their borders open.
“The Jordanians tell us that they have got over 100,000 of [Syrian] refugees, the numbers in Turkey are coming up… Over the last few days they have seen a substantial increase in those numbers as the conflict intensifies within Syria,” she said.
Some 27,000 Syrian refugees, who fled the country from the ongoing bloody conflict, were registered in Lebanon, 24,000 in Turkey and 4,800 in Iraq, according to the UN data provided by Amos.
According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 12,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, most of them civilians.
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- SirkoNo Good Deed Goes Unpunished07:27, 16/06/2012A good deed, but still vain useless braggadocio as the following will show.
Russia abandoned Serbia to the western parasites, brother Slavs who have had an unwavering loyalty to Russia for centuries. They were bombed almost back to the Stone Age. In despair they even offered to join the Russian Federation, but she did nothing. Later the fascists cut out the heart of the Serb nation Kosovo and gave it to the Muslim Albanians who were the Ottomans Running Dogs for centuries. In 1369 three hundred thousand Serbs died to save Europe from the Ottomans Muslims.
I military stance and aid to Serbia in troops and armaments would have made the NATO Nazis shit their pants. For does one think for a moment that they would risk the ultimate for the sake of the dreams of one Zionist Jewess Madelaine Albright whose family the Serbs saved from the Nazis. in gratitude she repaid them by destroying their country and rekindling age old hatred on which she was counting. However, would one expect any less from an American Zionist???
I wonder if the Bolsheviks or Papa Joe would have tuck tail and run...
Now Russia can take comfort in the fact that she is a good member of the UN. Do you have any idea, for I think you do, how many times since its inception the Americans have flaunted and ignored the UN Charter.....Ha! Ha! Ha!
In a predatory world once you show weakness the Hyenas will move in for the kill...and will not stop unless you bloody their noses.
- SirkoKirye Le E Ison!!07:33, 16/06/2012In the Latin Alphabet the above is Greek for 'Lord Save Us' and Amen...
An addendum to the above post...
The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.