UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock urged the United Nations Security Council to back aid delivery to Syrians “suffering a cold, hard winter” with shortages of basic needs “from blankets to baby milk and bandages,” in New York City on Wednesday

“Millions are living under tents or tarpaulins or damaged buildings with no power or heating. There are severe shortages of all the basics, from blankets to baby milk to bandages,” Lowcock told the UNSC.

Lowcock stressed the need for an aid convoy to reach some 42,000 people reportedly living in Rukban along the Syria-Jordan border.

“On 27 January we received verbal approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus for the convoy to proceed. Security guarantees have also been received from the Russian Federation and from international coalition forces. Planning is now underway for loading of the trucks to begin before the end of the week and for them to set off by 5 February,” Lowcock said.

Syrian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari also addressed the UNSC on Wednesday.

According to United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Syrian War generated up to 5.6 million refugees, split between several countries, with an addition 6 million of internally displaced peoples.

 

 

Credit: Ruptly

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Muchas veces la ONU me ha decepcionado, este organismo burocrática sólo sirve a los dictados de EE.UU., ahora se ha empeñado en desestabilizar un país Sudamericano y la ONU guarda silencio cómplice.

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Today UNHCR and EU feed more then half of the Syrian populations as well aas millions and millions over the whole world. And true we as payers into UN as rich countries would like to have some influence. Assads systematicly has blocked food and medicine and has taken all for owen need. If You take the many millions, we spend in Yemen its same thing. Houtis takes almost all themselves as soldiers and the major part of the rest i SOLD to the civilian living there. Dont c**p me. UN dont print its own money and Your frinds probatly delkiver… Read more »

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@svine beach, not Assad but the Jihadi are fed from the aid and they have taken all for owen need. It is a pattern in all recent conflichts.

The so called revolutionaries and freedom fighters take the refugees hostage as cattle for their supply and flesh shield against air raids. That is a pattern in this type of war.

Yes in Yemen too. And especially the EU pay more than a fair share. While countries that kindle these wars lean back. KSA and other Gulf states most of all.

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Strange You know nothing about that. I has been on most newssites several times by several sources. UNHCR and all NHGs even has boycuttet all help, so the Assads hasnt got anything. In paasings all equiment systematicly is stripped from all painkille, anestesia to cissers. We also have seen the Syrian Red Cross(the Chritian one) has delievered help to only Assads. That organisation is runned by Assads and friends. Assads are given help no matter what You know, because all refugees are supossed to be given the same help. And Assads even proud has declared that most refugees are with… Read more »