UN official calls to implement 2401 resolution on Syria

تم نشره في Thu 26 April / Apr 2018. 12:00 AM
  • Tank in Douma, Syria - (BBC)

NEW YORK — The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller, late Wednesday, briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, where called for the full implementation for Council resolution 2401.

Despite the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2401 in February that demanded a cease-fire across Syria, attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure have reached some of the highest levels since the conflict began, Mueller told the council members.

Mueller called for firm steps to ensure that all parties respect the rules of war, adding "civilians must be provided protection, with constant care taken to spare them and the infrastructure they rely on. Attacks on hospitals in particular must end. The wounded and the sick must be afforded the treatment and care they need." The UN official has asked for safe, sustained and unimpeded access to all people in need when convoys deploy, adding that medical items must stop being removed.

"While eastern Ghouta is no longer besieged as it has come under the control of the government of Syria, the UN has not yet been granted access to Duma, where an estimated 70,000 individuals remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance after years of besiegement and months under intensified shelling and airstrikes," the UN official said.

Mueller added that in Idleb governorate, the situation remains catastrophic, with almost 400 thousand people displaced since mid-December.