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UN calls on the Humanitarian Task Force to continue to support the Syrians

The UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Najat Rochdi called on yesterday the Humanitarian Task Force (HTF) members to continue supporting the Syrians in need of assistance, estimated to 15,3 million Syrians.

Rochdi’s call came while she chaired a meeting of the HTF in Geneva. Rochdi affirmed that “additional funding is urgently needed, and must be maintained.”

Rochdi made it clear that “Syria starts 2023 facing a multitude of challenges that make it one of world’s most complex humanitarian and protection emergencies”. She stressed the need to expand cross-line operations and implementation of early recovery projects.

Rochdi mentioned during the meeting “the risks of inflation, food insecurity and cholera outbreak, pointing out to the long-standing issues in need of durable solutions including Al Hol and Al Roj camps, as well as Rukban, operation of Alouk water station, rehabilitation of Ein El-Bayda, among other key priorities.”

The United Nations established the Humanitarian Task Force consisting of 27 members of the International Syria Support Group to facilitate the lifting of all forms of blockade, secure permanent and unhindered humanitarian access to besieged and hard-to-reach areas, and protect civilians.

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