Five United Nations agencies urged the UN Security Council to extend the cross-border aid authorization to Syria, calling for renewing the resolution that allows cross-border aid to continue for an additional 12 months.
“In less than a month, the UN Security Council resolution that allows the United Nations and our implementing partners to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to northwest Syria from across the border with Türkiye will expire,” the agencies said in a statement.
The statement added that this decision is critical for the lives and wellbeing of 4.1 million people trapped in northwest of Syria, stressing that many rely on humanitarian aid to survive, especially people who are displaced.
“Some 80 per cent of those in need are women and children. Over 3.2 million people are food insecure and need food assistance.”
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) earlier stressed that the UN humanitarian aid is essential and indispensable to Syrian civilians both in Syria and in neighboring countries. It stressed that 14.6 million Syrians rely on humanitarian aid, according to UN figures.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)