UN official: 12 million Syrians depend on humanitarian assistance


More than eight in 10 people in Syria live below the poverty line and nearly 12 million depend on humanitarian assistance, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller said Wednesday. Among those suffering most from "a litany of horrors" in Syria are persons with disabilities, who are often excluded and face specific protection and psychosocial challenges, Mueller said in a briefing to the UN Security Council.