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    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.

    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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    Syrian crisis, humanitarian crisis, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Federation (IFRC), Syria
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