An activist health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child in Aleppo May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan
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The head of the United Nations said Sunday that "bureaucratic resistance" by Bashar Assad's government was preventing aid getting to millions of Syrians in need due to the 3-year-old conflict.Last month, Ban said none of the warring parties in Syria was meeting U.N. demands for aid access and demanded the Security Council take action on violations of international law.Ban said he had urged Security Council members and regional powers to press the Syrian government to allow more aid access.Saturday, Al-Thawra daily launched a stinging attack on U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, demanding that she be replaced.Last week, Amos said there had been no progress on a United Nations request for permission to pass through a number of border crossings to reach an extra 1.4 million people immediately.
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