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Syria: Red Cross arrives in Damascus to assess humanitarian situation00:27

Syria: Red Cross arrives in Damascus to assess humanitarian situation

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus
March 28, 2013 at 11:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syria: Red Cross arrives in Damascus to assess humanitarian situation

A number of Red Cross workers arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday to assess the humanitarian situation in the country.

The Red Cross collaborated with local authorities in providing food aid to rural areas most affected by the country's conflict.

This comes on the same day that UN security delegations left Syria for security reasons which sparked speculation that this may be due to the international community's intention to intervene.

Fighting in Syria has been escalating in the past two years ever since an armed insurgency in March 2011 attempted to topple the government of President Bashar Al Assad.

Many Western and Arab countries have provided a substantial amount of financial support to the anti-government groups whose fighting with the Syrian Army has escalated in the past year.

Thousands of Syrians have been seeking refuge in neighbouring Turkey and Jordan after being driven from their homes by the war. The conditions in the camps leave many families with no water and little food.

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Syria: Red Cross arrives in Damascus to assess humanitarian situation

A number of Red Cross workers arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday to assess the humanitarian situation in the country.

The Red Cross collaborated with local authorities in providing food aid to rural areas most affected by the country's conflict.

This comes on the same day that UN security delegations left Syria for security reasons which sparked speculation that this may be due to the international community's intention to intervene.

Fighting in Syria has been escalating in the past two years ever since an armed insurgency in March 2011 attempted to topple the government of President Bashar Al Assad.

Many Western and Arab countries have provided a substantial amount of financial support to the anti-government groups whose fighting with the Syrian Army has escalated in the past year.

Thousands of Syrians have been seeking refuge in neighbouring Turkey and Jordan after being driven from their homes by the war. The conditions in the camps leave many families with no water and little food.

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