Syrian schoolchildren run past damaged buildings in the rebel-held are of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on April 30, 2016
Syrian schoolchildren run past damaged buildings in the rebel-held are of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on April 30, 2016 © Amer Almohibany - AFP/File
Syrian schoolchildren run past damaged buildings in the rebel-held are of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on April 30, 2016
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Last updated: May 26, 2016

Syria civilians risk starving if aid flows don't improve, says UN envoy

Banner Icon Many Syrian civilians will face starvation if Damascus and armed rebel groups do not allow greater access to humanitarian convoys carrying life-saving supplies, the UN envoy to the war-ravaged country said Thursday.

There "are plenty of civilians at the moment in danger of starvation," Staffan de Mistura told reporters, following the weekly meeting of the United Nations-backed humanitarian taskforce struggling to coordinate aid deliveries across Syria.

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