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Red Cross Says Syria Conflict Rapidly Worsening, More Aid Needed

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The Syrian conflict is “rapidly deteriorating,” as wounded people die because medical aid is lacking and “immense destruction” is inflicted on infrastructure and homes.

Speaking after a three-day visit to the country, where he met President Bashar al-Assad, International Committee of the Red Cross Chairman Peter Maurer said, “there have been many casualties, and now the situation is rapidly deteriorating,” according to an e-mailed statement today.

Assad “agreed on the necessity of urgently boosting humanitarian aid.”

Wounded civilians “who could be saved are dying on a daily basis because they lack access to medical care,” Maurer said in the statement.

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