UN calls for international efforts to address Syria’s humanitarian crisis

(VOVWORLD) - The UN Security Council convened on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Syria.

Speaking at the event, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller called on the international community to pay more attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and take measures to prevent attacks against schools. Ms Ursula Mueller said that more than half of the Syrian population has either fled the country or faced repeated internal displacement. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed and millions injured. Currently, an estimated three million people in Idlib are caught up in the crossfire, with some living under trees or plastic sheeting on bare patches of land. There are no safe schools or clinics, no way to earn a living. Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations said that China attaches great importance to the humanitarian situation in Syria and urges the international community to find a solution to the Syrian issue.