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The UN Security Council approved the provision of humanitarian aid in Syria

July 12, 2020

The UN Security Council passed a resolution on Saturday to guarantee the delivery of humanitarian aid from Turkey to northwest Syria for a year after the governments of Russia and China vetoed the permit on Friday.

The approved resolution provides for aid to be provided through a single border crossing for another year, in line with the proposal made by Russia. The previous project envisaged entry of aid across two border crossings for another six months.

The new resolution will allow food, medicine and aid to be delivered through the Bab al Hawa border crossing, according to a United Nations report.

The UN Security Council approved the provision of humanitarian aid in SyriaThe UN Security Council approved the provision of humanitarian aid in Syria

“It is good news for the millions of people in Syria that the Security Council has finally been able to agree on our compromise proposal,” said Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.