Beshar Assad makes first visit to quake survivors

“That is a huge number and comes to a population already suffering mass displacement,” he said, adding, “For Syria, this is a crisis within a crisis.”Dhanapala said the UNHCR has been “rushing aid” to the badly affected parts of Syria, but “it’s been very, very difficult”.“There are 6.8 million people already internally displaced in the country. And this was before the earthquake,” he said.