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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Syria

05 Aug 2022

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4.1 million people that rely on aid to meet their most basic needs in north-west Syria. Photo credit: UN 

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights - 5 August 2022

Syria

Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that on 4 August, a United Nations cross-line convoy of 14 trucks carrying food for some 43,000 people, crossed from Aleppo to Sarmada in north-west Syria. This is the sixth cross-line convoy in line with the UN inter-agency operational plan developed after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2585 of July 2021, and the first since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2642 of July 2022.

Humanitarian conditions are deteriorating in the north-west due to the ongoing hostilities and a deepening economic crisis. There are 4.1 million people that rely on aid to meet their most basic needs, 80 per cent of them are women and children.

While an important complement, the cross-line operation is at this time not able to substitute the size or scope of the massive United Nations cross-border operation which reaches 2.4 million Syrians each month with vital aid, including food and vaccines.