Syria: Some 210,000 children in Homs need urgent humanitarian assistance, UNICEF says following UN mission

Press release GENEVA/AMMAN, 1 February 2013 – A United Nations joint mission to the western Syrian governorate of Homs has found that 420,000 people, half of whom are children, need immediate humanitarian assistance.

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UN Emergency Directors shocked by appalling plight of people in Syria

News note BEIRUT, 22 January 2013 – OCHA Operations Director John Ging and Emergency Directors from six other UN humanitarian agencies spoke today of what they saw during a five-day trip to Syria, where they visited Damascus, the surrounding area, Homs, Talbiseh and Dera’a.

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