Fact Sheet: United Nations Cross-border Operations from Turkey to Syria (as of 31 Jan 2018) [EN/AR/TR]

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 15 Feb 2018 View Original

UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191/2258/2332

Resolution 2393 [formerly 2332 (2016), 2258 (2015), 2191 (2014) and 2165 (2014)] authorizes UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people in need in Syria. The Government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN Monitoring Mechanism oversees and confirms the humanitarian nature of consignments. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.

UN Cross-border Response

Humanitarian supplies covering various sectors are delivered by UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, FAO and IOM. The beneficiary numbers represent people reached by relief items and supplies transported in trucks using border crossing from Turkey as authorised by the resolution. UN agencies, in addition to supplies, also implement programmes to ensure that people receive basic services such as education, health, nutrition, protection, water and sanitation etc.

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