Kerry holds Syria crisis aid talks

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 - 13:20


Fresh from visiting a huge refugee camp, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with UN and aid organisation leaders to discuss ways to help millions caught in Syria's crossfire.

With no end in sight to the conflict now in its 28th month, the grim toll keeps rising - some 100 thousand people have been killed and 1.8 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries.

Up to four million people are also believed to have been displaced by the fighting inside Syria's borders, where local aid workers risk their lives daily to cross shifting frontlines to supply vital food and water.