U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos speaks on Yemen, Syria crises

U.N. undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief, Valerie Amos, who resigned from her job earlier this week, spoke in a final interview with Al Arabiya about the continuing crises in the Middle East.

The situation in Syria “continues to be devastating for millions of people with its impact on neighboring countries, on Lebanon, on Turkey, on Jordan and other countries in the region,” she said.

In her interview, with Al Arabiya News Channel's New York bureau chief Talal al-Haj, Vamos reflected of her time in her role as the U.N.’s top humanitarian official.

 “I have seen in the time that I have been in this job a world which is very different in 2015 to the world that I came into in 2010,” Vamos said.

 “My big regret of course is that in the time that I have been at the United Nations that we have seen more and more of these conflicts, more and people affected,” she added, noting that the world has also “seen greater and greater violations of international humanitarian law.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47