19 Sep 2016

Aid agencies frustrated by UN in Syria

From Nine To Noon, 9:36 am on 19 September 2016

73 NGOs working in Syria have slammed the UN's response to the humanitarian crisis there, and have suspended some cooperation with UN agencies in the country. In a joint letter, the organisations have accused the UN and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of operating under the political influence of the Assad regime - alleging a "deliberate manipulation of humanitarian and medical aid". Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Ahmad Tarakji of the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation or SAMS, one of the signatories to the letter.