United Nations Under Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator,Valerie Amos speaks during a press conference in Juba on January 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza
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The U.N. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs on Monday voiced disappointment over the international community's failure to ensure safe passage for aid to civilians in conflict-torn Syria.All this is ready, so the shame falls on us," Bonino said.Her comments came after 10 days of inconclusive Geneva talks, which failed to reach an accord on granting greater humanitarian access, particularly in besieged areas like the Old City of Homs. However, UN trucks carrying enough food for more than 2,500 people trapped in the Old City of Homs have been prevented access by the Syrian government, which voiced fears the aid would fall into the hands of "armed and terrorist groups" in the city.
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