cross-border humanitarian deliveries

10 Jul: Syria: Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the renewal of cross-border humanitarian deliveries

(Source: EEAS)

The unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2585 (2021) on Friday is welcome news. This will allow the UN to use the crossing point of Bab al-Hawa from Turkey to Syria for an initial six months, to be followed by further six months subject to a report by the UN Secretary General. It means a considerable relief for millions of Syrians who rely on the humanitarian assistance delivered through this mechanism for their survival.

The renewal of the UNSC Resolution on cross-border assistance is vital since there is no adequate alternative to meet the growing humanitarian …