UN Concerned About Humanitarian Situation In Syria Ahead Of UNSC Vote On Aid Delivery
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Wed 16th June 2021 | 12:00 AM
UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th June, 2021) The United Nations is seriously concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria ahead of the UN Security Council's vote next month on the renewal of cross-border aid mechanism, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Tuesday.
The spokesman said more than 90 percent of 3.4 million people in need in the region are facing catastrophic shortages, and the only means to reach them is using the last remaining Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey.
"As the Secretary-General [Antonio Guterres] has stressed, the large-scale cross-border response for an additional 12 months is essential to save lives and that we have no alternative," Dujarric added.