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Fact Sheet: United Nations cross-border operations from Jordan to Syria (in December 2017) [EN/AR]

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UN Security Council Resolutions 2165/2191/2258/2332/2393

Through the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2165 (2014),and its subsequent renewals 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) , 2332 (2016) and 2393 (2017) until 10 January 2019, 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

Shelter/NFI: dignity kits, blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, mattresses, winterization kits, tarpaulins, tents

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

Potential Gaps

During December, despite a discernable decrease in the violence level during the first week of December, a significant increase in the conflict levels was reported in Dar’a City and Dar’a Al-Balad in the second week of the month. The increase in violence included direct fire (rockets, artillery and mortars) bombardments.

Between 6-7 December, Jaish Khalid Bin al Waleed(JKBW) undertook military activities in Ash-shajara and Tassil towns in an attempt to impose their military control over the area. No significant changes have been reported on the ground however.

Humanitarian Response

During the month, the UN and their humanitarian partners have continued cross border operations to meet humanitarian needs in the south including winterization items to respond to the cold weather faced by vulnerable civilians in the south.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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