The Syria Response Coordinators Team called on the international community and the United Nations to assume their humanitarian and moral responsibilities with regard to more than 4 million displaced civilians in need of humanitarian assistance.
In a press release issued on Monday, the Team said that “more than 4.5 million civilians, including 1.8 million internally displaced people living in crowded camps in northwestern Syria, have to helplessly await their fate, starting from January 10 to renew the UN resolution on cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid.”
“In these camps, more than 67.3 percent of residents suffer from shortages of water while more than 56.1 percent suffer from food insecurity. They also suffer skyrocketing prices of foodstuffs, as thousands of households live below poverty line amid the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in the region,” the Team added.
The Team called on the international community and the United Nations to move forward with the implementation of relevant UN resolutions and block any attempt to stop cross-border humanitarian aid.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) recommended sending a letter to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council regarding the need to extend the UN Security Council resolution on the delivery of cross-border humanitarian or to find an alternative mechanism that puts an end to Russia’s blackmail of humanitarian aid.
The SOC stressed the need to increase the scope of humanitarian assistance so as to meet basic and emergency needs, especially in the areas of shelter, food, education, health and basic services. It also called for supporting the political process in order to achieve a full political transition and ensure the implementation of UN Resolution 2254.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)