After Several Failed Attempts, Security Council Authorizes One-Year Extension of Mechanism for Cross-Border Aid Delivery into Syria

11 Jul

After several failed attempts in recent days, the Security Council today adopted a resolution extending authorization of a mechanism that brings life-saving humanitarian aid into Syria for another year, through one Turkish border crossing.

In Third Vote, Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution Extending Authorization of Cross-Border Mechanism for Humanitarian Aid Delivery into Syria

10 Jul

The Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have extended its authorization for a mechanism to bring lifesaving humanitarian aid through two Turkish border crossings into Syria for another six months.

In Separate Votes, Security Council Fails to Adopt Two Draft Resolutions Renewing Cross-Border Mechanism for Humanitarian Aid Delivery into Syria

8 Jul

The Security Council failed on 7 and 8 July to adopt draft resolutions that would have renewed its authorization for the cross-border mechanism that enables the United Nations and its implementing partners to deliver humanitarian aid into Syria via the country’s border with Turkey.

With Deteriorating Economy, Record-Level Food Insecurity, Syria’s People at ‘a Breaking Point’, Humanitarian Chief Tells Security Council

29 Jun

Experts briefing the Security Council during a 29 June videoconference meeting warned that cases of COVID-19 are likely to spread “like wildfire” amid Syria’s displaced millions — already suffering from hunger, spiking food prices and a health system decimated by war — while urging members to promptly renew the country’s crucial cross-border aid mechanism amid the pandemic.