UN humanitarian chief to visit Syria

2012-03-05 22:10

New York - UN humanitarian affairs chief Valerie Amos, who has demanded access to Syria's besieged towns, said on Monday that the Syrian government had agreed to allow her to visit the country later this week.

"As requested by the Secretary General [Ban Ki-moon], my aim is to urge all parties to allow unhindered access for humanitarian relief workers so that they can evacuate the wounded and deliver essential supplies," she said in a statement.

Amos said she plans to be in Syria from Wednesday to Friday.