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Syrian Crisis Remains 'Acute Humanitarian Emergency' - IFRC Head

© REUTERS / Omar SanadikiA man walks near damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria January 30, 2017.
A man walks near damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria January 30, 2017. - Sputnik International
The Syrian crisis associated with the ongoing conflict in the country remains a serious humanitarian emergency, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary-General Elhadj As Sy said on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Accorsing to Sy, the crisis, "first and foremost," is an "acute humanitarian emergency"

The secretary-general has recently visited Syria’s al-Hisn in the Homs governorate and al-Qutayfah in the rural Damascus governorate.

"There is no future for Syria without a political resolution to this war. In the past six years, Syria has been brought to the brink of ruin," Sy also said.

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Moreover, the secretary general urged more support for local residents in their efforts to rebuild their lives.

The Syrian conflict caused a massive refugee crisis with millions Syrians having left their homes. The largest number of refugees — about 2.8 million — remain in Turkey, while anywhere from 630,000 to 1.4 million Syrians have arrived in Jordan. Other countries in the region such as Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, have also accepted a significant number of Syrian refugees.

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