UN calls for one-month ceasefire to allow aid access in Syria

MENA

Published: 2018-02-06 17:27

Last Updated: 2018-02-06 18:34


a photo from the conflict in Syria
a photo from the conflict in Syria
Roya News Source

The United Nations (UN) in Syria called on Tuesday for a one-month ceasefire to allow highly needed supplies and medical care to be delivered to civilians caught up in the crossfire.

The head of a UN task force on humanitarian aid in Syria Jan Egeland said more than 7000 people were displaced per day in 2017m, especially in places like Raqqa, Aleppom and Dier Al-Zour.

The UN warned of "dire consequences" due to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, adding that if the humanitarian handouts are allowed, three convoys would be dispatched each week; the aids are supposed to reach more than 700,000 people in these areas in two months.

"The agreed inter-agency bi-monthly plan to reach besieged and hard-to-reach areas is paralyzed due to access restrictions or lack of agreement concerning locations, supplies and number of beneficiaries," the statement said.