Top UN official pleads for end to violence in Mali and Syria

Valerie Amos says UN working with some Syria rebels to provide aid

Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator told journalists in Brussels that the agency is beginning to work with Syrian rebels and a growing number of "community groups" to provide humanitarian aid in areas of Syria that have been difficult to access, including the contested region adjacent to the Turkish border.

However, Amos stressed that an end to the violence was vital for aid reaching an estimated 2 million people...

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