Kiwis need to get behind Syria aid - Unicef

  • 24/08/2016
Kiwis need to get behind Syria aid - Unicef

The United Nation's Security Council has failed once again to reach a consensus over calls to allow desperately needed aid to war torn Syria.

The UN humanitarian chief called for a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo to provide humanitarian missions into the war-torn country, but the Security Council once again failed to reach an agreement.

It comes just weeks before New Zealand is set to take over for its second presidency of the Security Council, in which Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced the protracted conflict in Syria will be the centrepiece of its month-long agenda.

Unicef New Zealand executive director Vivien Maidaborn joined Paul Henry to discuss the situation.