ICRC to 'continue efforts' in Syria despite weapon threat

The impact of possible chemical weapons in Syria on aid efforts would be difficult to anticipate, the International Red Cross said at a conference in the Switzerland headquarters.

Officials said it would attempt to continue humanitarian operations in Syria in the event of chemical weapons being used. Syria have denied that it would use chemical weapons. President Peter Maurer told reporters:

Our general assessment is that the conflict is expanding, that the ability to reach populations is not following at the same pace as the expanding conflict.

So we have an increasing gap between needs emerging and abilities to cover those needs, but we, despite all the difficulties, we keep up an important humanitarian activities in Syria.

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NATO to send missiles to Turkey

NATO has given the go-ahead to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey's border with Syria, an official has told news agency Reuters.