Security Council Votes Unanimously to Increase Humanitarian Aid in Syria
In response to the severely deteriorating conditions in Syria and the continued impediments to delivering aid to civilians in need, the Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2139 today. The Resolution reiterates its condemnation of human rights violations and urges Member States to provide direct support to neighbouring host countries to increase their ability to respond to the growing humanitarian needs. Additionally, the resolution demands all parties, including the Syrian authorities, allow rapid and safe humanitarian access across conflict lines and borders.
A wide-view of the Security Council as it votes to pass Resolution 2139, which demands that Syrian authorities cease hostilities against civilians and allow safe passage for humanitarian aid.