INTERVIEW: UN relief official recalls ‘a day from hell’ amid ongoing strife in Syria

Posted on March 11, 2014 in News

“Where have you been? What took you so long? Why is it only after a year that the UN would try to reach us knowing that we have been here for that long?”

These are the questions that greeted Yacoub El Hillo, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria and his team early last month when they were finally able to reach the Old City of Homs, which had been under siege and cut off from aid for nearly two years. Read more