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.
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.