A Syrian child cries in the city of Homs. Photo: 12 February 2014
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UN chief Valerie Amos: 'Syrians are looking to us to do something'

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has urged the Security Council to act immediately to ensure more humanitarian access in war-torn Syria.

Calling for a resolution, she said it was "unacceptable" that both Damascus and rebels continued to "flagrantly" violate humanitarian law.

The council has been deadlocked over aid deliveries in Syria, where millions have been forced to flee their homes.

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