Valerie Amos during her final news conference at the UN Headquarters in the Manhattan borough New York May 28, 2015. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
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Outgoing UN aid chief Valerie Amos made a final appeal Thursday to world powers to take action to end Syria's four-year war, saying it had brought more despair than ever thought possible.The British diplomat is stepping down after more than four years in one of the most challenging jobs at the United Nations as demands for humanitarian aid have surged in conflicts worldwide.With more than 12.2 million people in urgent need of aid -- more than half of the country's population -- Syria has been the UN official's top priority and Amos repeated that more needs to be done. Amos noted that 422,000 people are living under siege in Syria, under dire conditions, and that UN agencies and partner relief organizations have been unable to reach those in need in besieged areas.
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