Mr. Martin Griffiths, USG/ERC, briefed the UN Security Council on Syria

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Today, Mr. Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator briefed United Nations Security Council on Syria.

The following quotes are extracts from Mr. Martin Griffiths' Statement as delivered.

"This month marks 11 years of war, destruction, and humanitarian crisis for the people of #Syria. Such devastation finds few parallels in recent history. Civilians continue to be killed and injured along front line areas of north-west and north-east Syria."

"Each month the situation for Syrians becomes bleaker. This month is no different: 14.6 million people are in need of humanitarian aid - more than at any time since the start of the conflict."

"We must ensure full humanitarian access to people in need, wherever they are. I echo the call of the Secretary-General to maintain consensus on renewing the resolution authorizing cross-border access for the UN and its partners."

"Now more than ever, we need action to show the people of Syria that they are not forgotten and deliver aid that is so urgently needed by communities and families across the country."