UNITED NATIONS, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The situation in Syria is " getting worse" as violence was intensified by both sides of the fighting in the unrest-ridden country, the chief UN observer in Syria told reporters here Tuesday, urging the international community to double its efforts to stem the violence in the Middle East country.
"The suffering of men, women and children in Syria, some of them trapped by fighting, is getting worse," Major General Robert Mood, head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), said after briefing the UN Security Council on the latest development in Syria. "It should be a focus of the efforts of the (Syrian) parties, and it should be a focus of the efforts of this Council."
Herve Ladsous, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, and Mood met the press here after giving an update on the latest developments and work of the UNSMIS.
During his briefing to the 15-nation Council, Mood conveyed " the suffering of the Syrian people" to the Security Council.