The Security Council adopts a resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria through one border crossing

The UN Security Council adopted a draft resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria through one border crossing for one year.

In Saturday’s voting session, the Council adopted a German-Belgian draft resolution on the delivery of aid to Syria through “Bab Al-Hawa crossing” and the extension of the effects of Resolution 2165 for a period of one year.12 delegations approved the draft resolution while the delegations of “Russia, china and Dominican” abstained from voting. 

 The UNSC voted against the Russian draft resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria through one border crossing for one year during a session held on Saturday a few hours after Russia and China vetoed a draft resolution submitted by Germany and Belgium in the Security Council. The draft resolution stipulates for extending the mechanism of transporting humanitarian aid to Syria for six months across the borders without coordination with the Syrian government – it exploits the humanitarian situation in Syria and violates its sovereignty.

Last Tuesday, Russia and China used a veto against a similar draft resolution submitted by Germany and Belgium, which provides for a one-year extension of the mechanism of transporting aid to Syria through two border crossings without coordination with the Syrian government.

At the instigation of the United States, the Security Council also voted last Wednesday against a Russian draft resolution on the delivery of aid to Syria through one border crossing.

The UN Security Council adopted Resolution No. 2165, which authorized the humanitarian convoys heading to Syria to cross the border on July 14, 2014, after which   Syria confirmed that the humanitarian side constitutes one of the most important aspects of the crisis.  Syria also adopted new mechanisms and initiatives to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to its people in need as it welcomed all previous efforts to help Syria reduce this humanitarian burden on the Syrian people. But all procedures will not be able to ease the suffering of the Syrian people, unless the radical causes of the Syrian crisis- which are represented in terrorism and the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the sponsoring governments on the Syrian people- are addressed.

 

Inas Abdulkareem

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