With Deteriorating Economy, Record-Level Food Insecurity, Syria’s People at ‘a Breaking Point’, Humanitarian Chief Tells Security Council

29 Jun

Experts briefing the Security Council during a 29 June videoconference meeting warned that cases of COVID-19 are likely to spread “like wildfire” amid Syria’s displaced millions — already suffering from hunger, spiking food prices and a health system decimated by war — while urging members to promptly renew the country’s crucial cross-border aid mechanism amid the pandemic.