Syria: UN must continue cross-border aid regardless of UN Security Council or Syrian government approval

The humanitarian response to the February 2023 devastating earthquakes exposed the extent to which the system for aid delivery into north-west Syria has been subjected to cruel political considerations that denies civilians access to essential aid. With the delivery of critical humanitarian aid to millions being held hostage to the arbitrary restrictions of the Syrian government and UN Security Council (UNSC) politicization, Amnesty International is calling on the UN to continue the cross-border delivery of aid through all available border crossings, regardless of whether the Syrian government consents or whether the UNSC renews the cross-border resolution. Amnesty International further calls on the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to affirm the necessity of providing humanitarian aid across Syrian borders.

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