A man walks along a street lined with damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs February 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Yazan Homsy)
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As the Winter Olympics opens, dozens of former diplomats, business leaders and activists are calling on Russia to support a U.N. Security Council Resolution allowing humanitarian access across Syria.Despite partial truces in certain districts, including the besieged Damascus areas of Yarmouk, Barzeh and Moadamieh, and the Old City of Homs, some 300,000 people still face extreme deprivation across Syria, and a total of 9.3 million are in need of humanitarian aid within the country.Russia, which is one of Syrian President Bashar Assad's key backers, Thursday called for an Olympic truce. However, Moscow's U.N. envoy said Wednesday that it was "too early" for a humanitarian resolution.
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