Situation in Syria and Iraq

United Nations extended period for cross-border humanitarian assistance to Syria

by Daily Sabah

Turkey on Tuesday welcomed the extension of a vital border crossing for humanitarian aid into northwestern Syria following days of negotiations and deadlock.

“We welcome the extension of the U.N. cross-border mechanism for humanitarian assistance to north west Syria, albeit for a six-month period, by the U.N. Security Council,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a written statement.

“The U.N. mechanism plays a vital role in the delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance to some 4.1 million people in need in north west Syria,” the ministry underlined.

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