Latest update: 16/02/2012
French float 'aid corridor' idea to reach Syrian civilians
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé has suggested creating "humanitarian aid corridors" in Syria, in order to ferry medical provisions and supplies to inhabitants of conflict-hit cities like Homs. This would allow aid workers to reach civilians without fear of bombardment. But the idea has already drawn criticism, with some saying the corridors would require military intervention, a prospect Russia and China are unwilling to entertain.