President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas al-Abda, sent letters to the UN Security Council and the foreign ministers of 32 states that are friendly to the Syrian people. The letters called for taking unconditional, immediate measures to address the humanitarian crisis in Idlib and rural Aleppo and put an end to the atrocious crimes being committed by the Assad regime against civilians.
Al-Abda reminded the UN Security Council that the international community is yet to intervene to ensure an end to the ongoing military operations in Idlib and southwestern rural Aleppo on the humanitarian, diplomatic and political levels.
“Turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the crimes that the Syrian regime is committing against the people of Syria can rise up to the level of complicity, something that we are sure the international community at large, and the United Nations in particular, do not want to be accused of,” Al-Abda said.
He called for unfettered and immediate measures to address the humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria, particularly the Idlib province, by providing humanitarian assistance to meet basic and urgent needs, particularly those relating to shelter, food, education, and health services.
Moreover, Al-Abda called for explicitly condemning and putting an end to the egregious violations that the Assad regime is blatantly committing against Syrian civilians in all Syrian territories, particularly in northwestern Syria.
Al-Abda also called for supporting efforts to protect civilians and ensure cessations of hostilities all over Syria as a necessary good faith measure to pave the way for initiation of a political process.
He also called for supporting the efforts of the political track to achieve a political transition as he called upon all relevant parties to engage responsibly to reach a comprehensive political solution by fully implementing Security Council resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)