DAMASCUS, 30 November 2018
The United Nations (UN) in Syria strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on a joint humanitarian mission in northeast Syria in the eastern line of Deir-ez-Zor, namely the Shihiel-Busayrah sub-district. A Syrian driver from a local non-governmental organization (NGO) was injured in the attack and is currently receiving medical treatment. The UN in Syria wishes him a full and speedy recovery and stands in full solidarity with all humanitarian partners operating in area under highly difficult circumstances.
Damascus, 11 November 2018
During the period from 3 to 8 November, the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent conducted a life-saving assistance mission for 50,000 people in Rukban, in the Tanf border area of Syria and Jordan. The six-day mission delivered food, medical supplies and household material; assessed the humanitarian needs; monitored part of the distribution of the humanitarian supplies and vaccinated over 5,000 children.
DAMASCUS, 3 November 2018 - The United Nations and Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC) are delivering humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in need at Rukban camp in south-east Syria near the Jordanian border. The inter-agency aid operation, which has started today, is expected to take three to four days.
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari clarifies that “the decision to postpone the Rukban humanitarian convoy, which was planned for 27 October 2018, is based on available information of real security threat against the convoy.”
Al-Za’tari confirms “discussion is ongoing to identify means to deliver the humanitarian assistance, while ensuring the safety of the humanitarian workers.”
The United Nations in Damascus confirms “preparations are actively ongoing for a joint UN/ Syrian Red Arab Crescent (SARC) convoy next week to provide humanitarian assistance to an estimated 50,000 women, children and men who are stranded at the Rukban camp in southeast Syria near the Iraqi and Jordanian border.”