The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is holding a meeting dedicated to the current humanitarian crisis in Syria.
According to Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, over half of the population in Syria - almost 12 million people - are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. The United Nations conducted over 5,500 delivery missions in Syria between January and September, with a record 1.1 million people provided with some food in October through cross-border deliveries.
Russia, as one of the guarantors of the ceasefire in the country, carries out regular humanitarian operations across Syria.
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