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Humanitarian aid to Syria meets Russian resistance at the UN Security Council

Russia isn't budging from its resistance to deny crucial humanitarian aid to northwest Syria.

Should Russia get its way at the UN Security Council this week, millions of Syrians could lose access to crucial humanitarian aid while in the midst of an economic crisis that’s sent the cost of food and medicine soaring across the country.

Before the 15-member council is a cross-border aid mechanism that, if renewed before it expires Friday, would allow supplies to continue flowing from Turkey to Syria’s impoverished northwest.

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