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UN: 13.5 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution requiring all parties to the Syrian conflict to create conditions for immediate delivery of humanitarian aid anywhere in the country.

The resolution notes that the actions of humanitarian organizations is hampered not only authorities, but also the «Islamic state», «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» and others associated with «al-Qaeda» Islamist group.

The resolution extends for one year the work of the four border points, operating under the auspices of the UN. Using them in Syria receives humanitarian aid. Two checkpoints are on the border with Turkey, one on the border with Jordan and one from Iraq. The latter is not in use.

According to the UN, food and medicine are in dire need of 13.5 million inhabitants of Syria. 6.5 million of them were forced to leave their homes but remain in the country, 4.5 million living in hard-to-reach areas, and the rest – in the territories, blocked by one of the parties.

Note that on the eve of the civil war, the Syrian population was approximately 19 million people. According to various reports, between 4 and 5 million fled the country, over 300,000 died. Thus, humanitarian assistance needs, almost all the remaining population in Syria.

UN: 13.5 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance 23.12.2015

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