Fact Sheet: United Nations cross-border operations from Jordan to Syria (in June 2017) [EN/AR]
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.
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
The hostilities have steadily increased in Dar’a government during the month of June, the conflict that started in the second half of the month resulted in the displacement of more than 9,000 IDPs in the Laja by the opening of July.
On 20 June pro-government forces advanced within the narrow 2km passage of opposition controlled areas used by UN convoys crossing into Syrian through Ramtha, this offensive triggering heightened insecurity resulted in postponing convoy #195 by a day, dispatching on 22 June
During the month, the UN and their humanitarian partners continued their efforts to ensure humanitarian needs are covered, however shelter continue to be the top priority in the southern districts
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