GENEVA

A senior humanitarian adviser to the United Nations on Syria said that the current situation in the war-wracked country is new and unlike any the team has dealt with over the last nine years due to the encroaching coronavirus.

“Humanitarian assistance has never been more critical for the entire country. All Syrians, and all those who provide assistance, are at risk,” Najat Rochdi, senior humanitarian adviser to UN’s top Syria envoy, told a Thursday meeting of the International Syria Support Group Humanitarian Task Force via videoconference from Geneva.

“Humanitarian assistance has never been more critical for the entire country.

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