U.N. appeals for help with "catastrophic" Syria situation

GENEVA - The United Nations appealed on Monday for urgent supplies and funding to help Syrians caught in war zones, saying they were "tired, hungry, traumatized and afraid."

"The UN in Syria is urgently appealing for help to stem the catastrophic situation for tens of thousands of people from east Ghouta and Afrin," the UN humanitarian office in Damascus said in a statement.