The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari welcomes the opportunity presented by the Russian-Turkish agreement on Idlib which will “allow for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and for the saving of civilian lives”.
“The United Nations in Syria is ready to provide much needed humanitarian assistance in Idlib and all surrounding areas,” said Al-Za’tari.
Al-Za’tari recalls that the UN in Syria is guided by the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence.
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Damascus, 25 July 2018 - The United Nations in Syria condemns the attacks on civilians in different parts of the country, including the terrorist bombing in Sweida city today that resulted in scores of civilian deaths and injuries.
The United Nations reiterates its call for the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure and sparing them the brunt of violence and conflict wherever they are.
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari welcomes the Syrian Government’s request from the United Nations in Syria to provide humanitarian assistance to thousands of civilian families in the affected rural areas of southern Syria.
Damascus, 19 March 2018
The UN in Syria is urgently appealing for help to stem the catastrophic situation for tens of thousands of people from East Ghouta and Afrin. Having seen firsthand the desperate conditions of people from east Ghouta and Afrin, who are tired, hungry, traumatized and afraid, we need to provide them with urgent aid.
These civilians are facing harrowing humanitarian conditions. Many remain trapped by conflict inside East Ghouta and Afrin. All are in desperate need.
Damascus, 16 February 2018 - On 14 February, after 78 days without any access to East Ghouta, an inter-agency convoy of the UN and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivered life-saving food, nutrition and health assistance to 7,200 people in Nashabieh. Whilst this development is welcome, it is absolutely insufficient. The people reached represent 2.6 per cent of the 272,500 people in need in East Ghouta. Much needed water and sanitation, education materials and non-food items, such as kitchen sets, blankets and plastic sheets, were not allowed to be loaded in the convoy.