Wednesday, March 7, 2012

U.N. humanitarian official visits Syria



(CNN) -- The United Nations explored solutions to the grinding Syrian humanitarian crisis Wednesday, as the U.N. relief chief surveyed the ravages of war and the Security Council made another try at an initiative addressing the misery engulfing the nation.

Valerie Amos met with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. Then she headed to the city of Homs, which has been pummeled by weeks of government shelling.

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said Amos will also visit "some areas in Syria," but it's unclear whether she will see neighborhoods like Baba Amr and Inshaa, areas particularly ravaged by what many call the government's sustained slaughter of dissidents across the country. Read More