Most Of Syria Accessible To Humanitarian Aid, But Northeast Still Problematic - IFRC

Most of Syria Accessible to Humanitarian Aid, But Northeast Still Problematic - IFRC

Most of Syria is already accessible to humanitarian aid and the situation is improving every day, but there are still some issues in the northeast of the country, Paula Fitzgerald, the head of the Syrian office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), told Sputnik

BRUSSELS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) Most of Syria is already accessible to humanitarian aid and the situation is improving every day, but there are still some issues in the northeast of the country, Paula Fitzgerald, the head of the Syrian office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), told Sputnik.

"I think there are still areas that are difficult, but [the Syrian Arab Red Crescent] SARC is every day getting access further and further to the country. Of course, we would like 100 percent access, but day by day that access is becoming more available," Fitzgerald said, when asked if there were still any inaccessible areas in Syria.

When asked what parts of the country posed a problem, Fitzerald replied that "the northeast is still an area that is a little bit difficult for SARC, but we will see how it goes."

Since 2011, Syria has been struggling with conflict, which left millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance, many of them displaced. Since the Syrian government has taken back the territory previously held by terrorists, the focus has shifted toward the rebuilding and return of refugees.

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