There are still ‘massive humanitarian needs’ in Syria, despite drop in fighting
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UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Panos Moumtzis has said that Syrian civilians still have a strong need for support from the international community, including protection from gender-based violence and other safety challenges.
He was speaking on the eve of a UN-backed conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, at which existing and potential donors will be asked to fund an $8.8 billion plan to cover the needs of Syrians affected by the conflict, as well as communities hosting them.
Moumtzis said that although fighting is subsiding, the UN still considers Syria to be in a crisis.