UN chief calls for more humanitarian access to Syria
"The situation remains a living nightmare. Some 60 percent of Syrians are at risk of hunger this year," Guterres said.
"It is imperative that we continue to reach all Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance. More humanitarian access is needed.
"Intensified cross-line and cross-border deliveries are essential to reach everyone in need everywhere. This is why I have repeatedly urged the Security Council to achieve consensus."
According to the West, deliveries of aid are not working partly because of bureaucracy imposed by Damascus and its desire to ensure that no aid reaches armed groups.
In July, thanks to its UN Security Council veto, Russia imposed a drastic reduction to just one in the number of border crossings authorized without Damascus's approval.
The authorization expires in July, and Russia has already hinted that it will not allow its extension to the frustration of the West that say the crossing is essential for an international aid.