Syria’s humanitarian situation “is deteriorating fast”

UN and Red Cross agencies are negotiating with Syrian officials for better access to civilians trapped by the relentless violence. The number of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries was more than 103,400 in August, almost double the monthly number of the previous 17 months of warfare, and more than 235,000 are awaiting registration. The flow of aid has hardly kept up with the pace of violence in Syria, with scores or hundreds of people reportedly killed each day. Medics resort to makeshift clinics and crude supplies to treat the wounded, sometimes without electricity.

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