Humanitarian aid to Syria is at an impasse as the conflict enters its second year. In nine days, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will meet in Durban for the Brics summit... These countries are well placed to negotiate with all warring parties on the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance in Syria... MSF’s head of humanitarian affairs Jonathan Whittall talks about his experience of working with MSF in Syria, and the huge unmet medical needs of Syrians in the face of a diplomatic impasse that is preventing medical aid from getting through.

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