Fifth year of war 'worst yet' for Syrians: NGOs

Syria's civil war has left more than 270,000 people dead and forced millions to flee towns and citiesSyria’s fifth year of war was the worst yet for civilians increasingly beset by aid blockades and sieges, humanitarian groups said Friday ahead of the anniversary of the uprising. “Russia, the United States, France and the United Kingdom must now safeguard the glimmer of hope that the ceasefire has brought to civilians, rather than ‘adding fuel to the fire’,” the report said, referring to a partial truce that has largely held since February 27. “The fifth year of the Syria conflict was the worst yet for people as warring parties have continued to wreak havoc, increasingly blocked aid and placed more communities under siege,” it added.

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