Arab Today, arab today 11m syrians need urgent aid
Last Updated : GMT 15:40:14
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

11m Syrians need urgent aid

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 11m Syrians need urgent aid

UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos
New York - KUNA

UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said Tuesday 11 million vulnerable people inside Syria needed urgent humanitarian assistance, of them 6.4 million were internally displaced.
Briefing the UN Security Council on Syria, Amos said many people have been displaced several times.
"Basic assistance to some 4.7 million people who have been hard to reach for months, some for years, continues to be a major challenge," she said.
Further 241,000 people are deliberately besieged, mostly by Government forces, and are denied assistance, Amos confirmed.
She stressed that intense fighting and shifting conflict lines continued to make the delivery of aid difficult and dangerous. "The parties to the conflict continue to put obstacles in the way of the sustained access that humanitarian organizations require," she added.
In Deir Az-Zor and Raqqa, Amos noted that nearly 600,000 people could not be reached by the World Food Program last month due to ongoing violence and the presence of armed groups.
"It is the third month in a row that WFP could not reach people in need in Deir Az-Zor," she said.
Parties to the conflict also continue to block aid deliveries to areas outside of their control, this includes armed opposition groups in Aleppo governorate, who have prevented aid from being delivered to areas under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), amos told the Council.
The government also continued to use administrative procedures to hinder the rapid and sustained delivery of aid, she complained.
Despite the dangers, the UN and partners were able to reach millions of people in need; "last month WFP and partners delivered food for more than 4.1 million people, 16.5 million people were provided with access to clean water by UNICEF and partners, and over 400,000 people received core relief items," she said.
The support of Turkish and Jordanian governments and the implementation of UN resolution 2165 have helped the UN to deliver food for 144,500 people, health support for 151,000, and other basic assistance for 315,000 people through additional cross-border operations, complementing the work of NGOs that have been operating across-borders not controlled by the Syrian Government for many years.
Despite the modest progress, Amos urged on all parties to ensure that they respect and implement UN resolutions 2139 and 2165.
Without additional funds, the WFP will be forced to end its operations completely within two months, she concluded.
The UNSC session then turned behind closed-doors.
Syrian representative to the UN Bashar Jaafari, speaking to journalists after Amos gave her briefing, criticized Amos for failing to shed on what he called as "scandal of poisonous vaccines" that were smuggled by "terrorist groups" and consequently led to the death of dozens of innocent Syrian children.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 11m syrians need urgent aid Arab Today, arab today 11m syrians need urgent aid

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Hats, scarves add beauty to women

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions
Arab Today, arab today To release new antiques collection

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection
Arab Today, arab today Air raid kills eight women, child

GMT 06:42 2017 Friday ,17 February

Air raid kills eight women, child
Arab Today, arab today Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 22:45 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد عربي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Kidogo provides childcare for underserved

GMT 20:24 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Kidogo provides childcare for underserved
Arab Today, arab today Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera

GMT 17:31 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera
Arab Today, arab today Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity

GMT 07:30 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity
Arab Today, arab today Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 07:05 2017 Friday ,17 February

Singer Diana Karzon will issue a new album soon

GMT 06:40 2017 Friday ,10 February

MP calls for removing text from Islamic story

GMT 13:16 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

First fashion model with Down syndrome

GMT 10:26 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Emergency UN meeting in Harare

GMT 14:04 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

"Lagom" new Swedish concept in interior design

GMT 12:07 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine

GMT 09:03 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Tour guide praises women’s beaches

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 15:16 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Apple to start India operations with iPhone SE

GMT 21:42 2017 Sunday ,12 February

Rania al-Ghazali designs candles of bubbles
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday