15 Apr 2015
Because of the critical humanitarian situation of millions of civilians who are still in Syria, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to deliver aid to Syrian within which much needed in the city of Qamishli in the northeast of Syria. Where provided 43 trucks containing humanitarian provisions to the town, they contain water treatment products, hygiene and baby kits, water purification tablets, washing powder and soap, diarrhoea disease sets, and midwifery kits. Trucks crossed from Nusyabin crossing on the Turkish border to assist 2.3 million people in need. In Syria 5.6 million children are in urgent need, only in north-east Syria around 1 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance. “The delivery is a significant break-through but it is certainly not enough and we would need more to reach children impacted by the conflict across the country especially those living in hard-to-reach areas.” Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria said. At the same time the Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Pierre Krähenbühl, wrapped up a humanitarian mission to Damascus, during which he held a meeting with the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Miqdad, as part of the joint UN effort. UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness said Mr. Krähenbühl underlined the importance completed the distribution of aid to civilians who are unable to get out of the Yarmouk refugee camp and to ensure security for those wishing to exit. According to Mr. Gunness, the Syrian Government responded positively and Mr. Krähenbühl reported that UNRWA had been able to distribute humanitarian supplies.