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Syria: Rights experts call for renewal of cross-border aid resolution

“Despite the assistance provided by civil society along with other international and national organizations to scale up humanitarian education response activities, we convey concern about the risks associated with increase of hunger one of the population, the lack of access intended for patients to receive appropriate and timely health care, ” they said.   The fifteen experts who issued the statement were appointed with the UN Human being Rights Council in Geneva.  

Women and girls affected 

“This can be compounded by the risk meant for millions of people of losing shelter assistance and access to water. We are deeply concerned the fact that deprivations caused by ending EL cross-border operations will result in preventable deaths. ”  The experts noted that entry to healthcare remains challenging for many Syrians due to factors like insecurity, difficulties simply achieving health facilities, and security challenges affecting the freedom of movement, but also patriarchal norms and gender-based violence that disproportionally affect ladies and girls.   They warned of the dire consequences associated with not renewing Resolution 2642, which is set to expire upon 10 January.  

Widening needs 

“The renewal from the resolution is the minimum required to respond to the widening needs and vulnerabilities of millions of civilians in the northwest.   There is no comparable alternative to cross-border aid to reach the 4. one million people that need it there, ” they said.   “If the cross-border resolution is not renewed, the already desperate humanitarian situation in northwest Syria will be further aggravated at a time when folks in the country need the global community’s support to survive, ” they said in a statement.   Regarding eight years, the resolution has allowed critical aid products to be delivered to northwest Syria “despite current limitations in its scope and duration. ” 

Lives at risk 

Each month, the particular UN reaches 2 . 7 million individuals with cross-border assistance. Roughly 80 percent are women and children which face additional burdens and risks to their physical plus mental health resulting from the non-fulfillment of their routine and emergency sexual and reproductive system health needs.   These are independent of any government or organization, work on a voluntary basis, and work in their individual capacity.   They are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work.   Furthermore, insufficient prioritization of access to a full range of sex and reproductive health products, information and services, especially for adolescents and victims of sexual violence, has created additional challenges for women and girls.   Professionals warned that failure to renew the resolution would drastically disrupt and reduce the particular delivery of life-saving humanitarian education and medical aid in the area.  


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