In a press statement, the President of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir expressed his hope that the UN Security Council would raise the number of gates for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria.
Volkan Bozkir said that northwestern Syria is hosting about 2.7 million displaced Syrians who are living in difficult humanitarian conditions.
He added, “Unfortunately, we have one gate open out of four, to deliver UN humanitarian aid to Syria, and I hope that the UN Security Council will increase the number of these gates at the earliest opportunity.”
The UN official affirmed his support for the appeals and endeavors of the international community in this context, indicating that he would “convey his impressions and observations that he received in the field to all members of the United Nations.”
Bozkir pledged to make all efforts to push the UN Security Council to change its decision, and to allow an increase in the number of gates for the delivery of UN aid to Syria.
During the visit, the Deputy Regional Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in charge of the Syrian file, Mark Katz, briefed the UN official on the progress of the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria.
Yesterday, Sunday, an international delegation headed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, inspected a shelter for Syrians in Hatay state, southern Turkey, and the delegation was accompanied during the visit by Turkey’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Feridun Senerlioglu, and the representative of the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Hatay, Ambassador Sardar Cengiz.