Valerie Amos on Al Arabiya's Diplomatic Avenue

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Systems implemented by U.N. bodies on delivering aid to war-torn Syria had often had the “opposite effect” in helping with the country’s humanitarian situation, which was “absolutely getting worse,” Valerie Amos, the U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said on Friday during an interview with Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj.

“One of the things that really concerns me is that we worked to try to get specific procedures in place inside Syria so that we could deliver aid more quickly, more effectively, to people in need, and actually, some of those procedures have had the opposite effect and have delayed the delivery of aid,” Amos said.

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