Fact Sheet: United Nations cross-border operations from Jordan to Syria (in January 2016) [EN/AR]

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UN Security Council Resolutions 2165/2191/2258/2332

Through the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016) until 10 January 2018, the UN Security Council has authorized UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam,
Bab al-Hawa (Turkey - Syria), Al Yarubiyah (Iraq - Syria) and Al-Ramtha (Jordan - Syria) to deliver humanitarian assistance, including medical and surgical supplies, to people in need in Syria. The government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN monitoring mechanism has been established to oversee loading in neighboring countries and confirm the humanitarian nature of consignments.

Sector Classifications

Food: food baskets

NFIs: dignity kits, blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, mattresses, winterization kits, tarpaulins

WASH: basic water kits for families, water purification tablets, hygiene kits for families and babies, sanitary napkins, diapers

Health: emergency health kits, surgical kits, reproductive health kits, midwifery kits, medical consumables

Education: learning materials

Nutrition: supplementary spreads

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