[JURIST] UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to cease fire [statement, PDF] in rural Damascus to allow humanitarian agencies to evacuate the remaining civilians and deliver medical aid and supplies to conflict areas. Amos noted that humanitarian agencies have been denied access to the region for several months in violation of international law, and the continued shelling and fighting in the area has prevented its complete evacuation....

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