Salem Al-Meslet, the President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), has emphasized the crucial importance of the UN Security Council standing together in support of a draft resolution that extends the mandate for humanitarian aid access through all border crossings into Syria. He warned against allowing the Assad regime to exploit the suffering of civilians and engage in political blackmail for its own advantage.
Al-Meslet specifically urged backing for the draft resolution presented by Brazil and Switzerland to the UN Security Council, which proposes extending the mandate for UN humanitarian aid delivery to northwestern Syria for a period of 12 months.
Furthermore, Al-Meslet called for an increase in the scale and reach of humanitarian assistance to address the urgent and fundamental needs of internally displaced individuals and residents in these regions. This assistance should cover essential areas such as shelter, food, education, healthcare, and other vital services.
Al-Meslet highlighted that the actions of the Assad regime and its allies have resulted in the most significant humanitarian catastrophe since World War II, posing a severe threat to the lives and security of millions of Syrians in northwestern Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)