The Arab League has said it wants to revive its monitoring mission in Syria as the bloodshed there reaches new heights.
The mission had earlier collapsed amid charges that Damascus had refused its cooperation.
The League further suggested a joint mission with the United Nations.
The UN’s chief, who is furious with the vetoing of the recent resolution to put pressure on Syria, said the organisation was ready to help where it can.
“We have heard too many broken promises, even within the past 24-hours. And we’re convinced that the deteriorating situation in Syria will not leave the rest of the region untouched. How many deaths will it take to halt this dangerous slide into other civil war?” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
Turkey which is already housing nearly 10,000 Syrian refugees, says it is prepared to build a second camp on its southern border.
Ankara which has been pushing for action against the Assad regime’s crackdown has urged the international community to send aid to Homs and a strong message of support to the rest of the Syrian people.