Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Hakim Bashar said that the United Nations has so far failed to enforce the resolutions the UN Security Council passed on Syria. The UN, instead, has been offering flawed proposals that are unlikely to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people or help bring about a viable lasting solution needed to stop the bloodshed in Syria, Bashar added.
Bashar pointed out that the UN’s latest proposals for the delivery of humanitarian aid are inconsistent with the UN Security Council resolutions and cast serious doubt about the international organization’s role in the protection of civilians, infrastructure and cultural heritage in Syria.
In the absence of a ceasefire, the UN continues to call for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in the fighting in and around Aleppo to enable those cut off from aid across the city to receive food, water, and other life-saving assistance, deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general Farhan Haq said Monday.
Haq pointed out that the United Nations was aware of continuing violence in the city, “including airstrikes and barrel bomb attacks on three medical facilities in Aleppo governorate.”
The UN official, however, failed to clearly name the side responsible for the airstrikes and attacks on hospitals in Aleppo.
Bashar called upon the international community to assume its responsibilities and make sure UN Security Council resolutions are enforced, especially UNSCR 2254 which calls for lifting the sieges on all the cities and towns across Syria; allowing immediate humanitarian aid access to civilians in need; stopping the bombing; and releasing detainees.
The Coalition vice-president also urged the United Nations to break its silence about the situation in the district of Daraya in Rural Damascus and other besieged cities and towns that have been subjected to starvation and constant bombing by the Assad regime and its allies.
Bashar concluded his remarks by warning that the continuing failure of the United Nations to shoulder its responsibilities would further fuel violence; undermine all chances of reaching a political solution in Syria; and cast serious doubts about the ability of the United Nations to restore peace and stability in Syria.
The Assad regime and Russian air forces continue to brutally bomb Aleppo, Idlib and Daraya, killing over 400 civilians in the past week. The Syrian Coalition on Sunday said that the spectacular gains rebel and FSA have lately made in Aleppo have brought in near hysteria on Assad and his allies, who then carried out wholesale massacres against the Syrian people. (Source: Syrian Coalition)