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Russia, China support United Nations aid to Syrians

WASHINGTON — Somehow, the United Nations Security Council approved more foreign aid to Syria to alleviate effects of the civil war for the civilian population.

syrian refugees [1]Reuters reported [2] that Russia and China supported the aid resolution to boost access in Syria, after stalling the council on resolutions condemning the Syrian government for its role in the three-year-old civil war.

The resolution aims to help civilians in a worsening humanitarian situation, as many are in other countries in refugee camps. However, in the words of Obama’s U.N. ambassador Samantha Powers, “But a resolution is just words, it is implementation that matters and that’s what we’re starting measuring right now.”