Oxfam reaction to UNSC Vote on Syria Cross-border aid

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In response to the results of the vote on a UN resolution continuing to allow cross-border aid into Syria, Oxfam’s Regional Humanitarian Campaign Lead for MENA, Georges Ghali said:

“Allowing life-saving aid into the country through only one crossing point and for such a short period of time is woefully insufficient for the scale of humanitarian need. At a time when three in five Syrians – 12.4 million people - are facing acute hunger, it is unconscionable to limit humanitarian assistance in this way.

“Across Syria, there is a desperate need to extend vital lifelines of aid whether through cross border, cross line or regular programming, to ensure Syrian communities aren’t forced to resort to degrading survival methods and fall further into poverty."

Note:

Oxfam released a new report today that covers the rise in global hunger, including details on Syria: Six-fold increase in people suffering famine-like conditions since pandemic began- Oxfam

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