UN relief chief deeply disappointed by inability to make assessment visit to Syria
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 29 (APP): The head of United Nations relief operations said Wednesday that she was ‘deeply disappointed’ that she has not yet been able to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and meet some of the country’s top officials. Valerie Amos, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, issued a statement voicing her disappointment and noting both her ‘repeated requests’ to meet with top Syrian officials and the need for unhindered access by aid workers to people affected by the violence.