UN demands immediate access for aid to Syria besieged areas

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United Nations (United States) (AFP)

Calling sieges in Syria a "barbaric tactic," the United Nations demanded Friday immediate access to besieged towns to deliver aid to civilians facing starvation.

"There can be no reason or rational, no explanation or excuse, for preventing aid from reaching people in aid," UN aid official Kyung-Wha Kang told an emergency Security Council meeting on ending the blockades.