UN: Syria Is "Dramatically Deteriorating"

Massive spike in refugees causing huge problems


The United Nations says the huge upsurge in the number of civilians fleeing Syria reflects the dramatically deteriorating situation in that country. Aid officials estimate that 2.5 million civilians still inside Syria need humanitarian assistance.  

U.N. officials attending the Syrian Humanitarian Forum say civilians are paying the price of displacement, both inside and outside the country, as Syria's 18-month-long civil war continues to escalate with no end in sight.