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UN aid director wants action on Syria aid access

Reuters, UNITED NATIONS

Meanwhile, the council statement had also urged the Syrian regime to help aid operations expand and to remove bureaucratic impediments, but so far there had been no major progress, Amos said.

She said only 15 international aid groups were allowed to operate in Syria, it was difficult for humanitarian workers to get visas, and while the number of Syrian organizations approved to work with the UN had increased to 66, the number allowed to work in the areas with greatest need was limited.

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