U.N. to join humanitarian mission in Syria this weekend
Syrians go about ther daily lives at Reyhanli Refugee Camp in Antakya this week.
March 15th, 2012
12:02 PM ET

U.N. to join humanitarian mission in Syria this weekend

A Syrian-led mission this weekend will "gather information on the overall humanitarian situation and observe first-hand the humanitarian conditions in various towns and cities," the United Nations' humanitarian chief said Thursday.

A U.N. team will be part of the mission. This comes as aid agencies call for "unhindered access" to deliver relief in Syria.

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  1. Haley Behre

    Reblogged this on haleybehre.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Duane

    And in 18-24 months they may actually send food and medicine.....the UN is a dinosaur

    March 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sockness Monster

    Syrian led !

    Take em to a nice restaurant and wine & dine them.
    As far away from the killing as possible.
    Mission accomplished.
    (Where have i heard that one before ?)

    March 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. OregonTom

    Here we go....

    March 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ sockless monster, have to totally agree! Another collassal waste of time and money!

    March 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GOD 2012 HE'LL DECIDE


    March 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. revnowwhilewecan

    It should be illegal to use the words humanitarian and U.N. in the same sentence.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    Well as a people, I think if we want to help the Free Syrian Opposition we should boycott everything made in China and anything Russia makes. If President Obama and P.M. Cameron have decided to only put senction on them maybe we can help it along and let business' know we will not be buying and they should not import any more items from either country. It would also let some people here in th good ole US of A start producing and manufacturing again. If we cannot do it militarily we should help in some way.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Hey, Sweet Mama!

      You got it!


      It was OUR idea and it was all about Syria.
      But its come to mean so much more. I
      haven't given up on the spirit of the people
      and I hope they don't give up on us. I just
      can't bear to see them suffer such hardships.

      No one deserves such a plight in their life...
      and the kids? They have so much resilience
      that it breaks my heart to think what lies
      ahead for them.

      Assad... you're breaking my heart!

      If not for you,

      March 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. High Hopes

    I can't stand to look anymore. Imagine
    everything you worked for, to provide for
    your family, reduced to dust and plastic

    "We're going to Heaven", I heard them say...

    Perhaps, they were the lucky ones.


    God, Bless their Efforts...

    March 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |