UN / SYRIA CROSS BORDER AID

13-Jul-2020 00:00:51
UN Secretary-General António Guterres “took note” of the Security Council’s decision to extend the UN cross-border aid-delivery mechanism in northwest Syria and said that will help ensure humanitarian assistance for 2.8 million people-in-need in the northwest is sustained until July next year,” in a statement read by the UN spokesperson. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SYRIA CROSS BORDER AID
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DATELINE: 13 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Med shot, UN flag at the UN Headquarters

13 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarrc, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
The Secretary-General took note of the Security Council’s decision on Saturday to extend the UN cross-border mechanism in northwest Syria via the Bab al-Hawa border crossing for twelve months. This reauthorization will help ensure humanitarian assistance for 2.8 million people-in-need in the northwest is sustained until July next year. Cross-border humanitarian assistance remains a lifeline for millions of people-in-need in the area and beyond. The Secretary-General also reiterates his call on all parties to the conflict to ensure humanitarian access to all people in need in accordance with international humanitarian law.”

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3. Close up, UN flag at the UN Headquarters
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres “took note” of the Security Council’s decision to extend the UN cross-border aid-delivery mechanism in northwest Syria and said that will help ensure humanitarian assistance for 2.8 million people-in-need in the northwest is sustained until July next year,” in a statement read by the UN spokesperson.

“Cross-border humanitarian assistance remains a lifeline for millions of people-in-need in the area and beyond”, said Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General in a press briefing on Monday (13 Jul).

On its fourth attempt this week, the Security Council has on Saturday (11 Jul), authorized for one year, cross-border humanitarian aid from Turkey into northwest Syria.

The previous authorization, for the six-month-long humanitarian operation under the Security Council’s resolution 2504, expired at midnight on July 10, leaving millions of Syrian civilians in uncertainty.

Updated resolution 2533 will allow the delivery of food, medicine and other lifesaving assistance through the Bab al-Hawa Border Crossing.

The Secretary-General also reiterated his call on all parties to the conflict to “ensure humanitarian access to all people in need in accordance with international humanitarian law,” Dujarric said.
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