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UN official visits Turkey to discuss humanitarian aid delivery mechanism into Syria

The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs issued a statement yesterday confirming that the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Joyce Msuya, plans to visit Turkey from 25-29 July 2022, regarding humanitarian aid delivery mechanism to Syria.

The statement clarified that the Assistant Secretary-General during her visit will meet Turkish officials, the donors, UN agencies, and the international and local non-government organizations involved in humanitarian aid delivery mechanism crossing from Turkey to Syria through Bab al-Hawa border crossing.

The statement mentioned that after 11 years of conflict, more than 4 million, including 2.8 million displaced people, have been besieged mostly women and children in north-west Syria along the border with Turkey.

The statement pointed out that last year 2.4 million people received humanitarian aid each month through cross-border aid delivery mechanism.

On July 12, the Security Council adopted a resolution that extends the humanitarian aid delivery mechanism to Syria through the “Bab al-Hawa” crossing on the Turkish border for 6 months.

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