A Syrian woman, who fled from rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo, keeps warm on December 1, 2016, at a shelter in the neighborhood of Jibrin, east of Aleppo. (AFP / Youssef Karwashan)
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More than 200 humanitarian and human rights groups called Thursday for the U.N. General Assembly to address Syria's deadly conflict, citing the Security Council's paralysis in dealing with the crisis.Since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011, Russia has wielded its Security Council veto on Syria-related resolutions five times, and China has done so four times.Unlike the 15-member Security Council, there is no veto in the General Assembly, but its decisions are not binding.The initiative Thursday by civil society organizations joins an effort launched by Canada, which already has mobilized 73 countries to demand an emergency special session of the General Assembly on Syria.
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