Valerie Amos

Valerie Amos has been quoted 6 times. The two most recent articles where Valerie Amos has been quoted are UN aid chief says 2.5 million in Syria need help and More Congo civilians flee fighting. Most recently, Valerie Amos was quoted as having said, “Over a million people have been uprooted and face destitution. Perhaps a million more have urgent humanitarian needs due to the widening impact of the crisis on the economy and on people's livelihoods. Back in March, we estimated that a million people were in need of help. Now as many as 2.5 million are in need of assistance and we are working to update our plans and our funding requirements.”.

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Emergency maternal medical care must be prioritized to ensure safe child births. With the breakdown of normal health care system, healthcare workers are monitoring for measles, polio, tetanus, respiratory illnesses and diarrhea.

Over a million people have been uprooted and face destitution. Perhaps a million more have urgent humanitarian needs due to the widening impact of the crisis on the economy and on people's livelihoods. Back in March, we estimated that a million people were in need of help. Now as many as 2.5 million are in need of assistance and we are working to update our plans and our funding requirements.

The situation here is [so] terrible, people have come here spontaneously. We are doing our best to respond, but thousands of people [have been] displaced in a very short period of time. Everything has to be done, politically, for fighting to stop.

We have a situation where there is an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Three months ago, we thought that there were about a million people who were in need of assistance. We're now having to revise that number to about 2.5 million.

The Syrian government have asked for more time to look at the agreement that I put to them. It is very important indeed in my view that we get unhindered humanitarian access.

Much remains to be done in the days and weeks ahead, especially if the situation continues to deteriorate. The appeal we have just launched is an initial common humanitarian action plan among the aid agencies responding to the crisis.

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