AS barrel bombs kill 200 a day, an Australian supported UN resolution to get aid to millions of people inside war torn Syria is failing five weeks after the UN Security Council unanimously passed it, says Save the Children.
All five permanent members of the UN Security Council – China, France, Russia, UK and USA – voted five weeks ago in support of a UN resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach millions of people inside Syria.
Despite the vote, five weeks on, there has hardly been any scale up aid for the millions of people forced to live in dreadful and degrading conditions inside Syria, most of whom are forced to live without adequate access to water, food and medicine.
CEO of Save the Children Paul Ronalds who visited the Syrian region late last year said, “Inside Syria more than 3.5 million people are still cut off from food and medication. Since the UN resolution passed five weeks ago we have not seen humanitarian access widened inside Syria.”
“Syria cannot remain a symbol for humanitarian and political failure,” Mr Ronalds added.
The UN Security Council which includes Australia must ensure the resolution is implemented and becomes a reality on the ground for the millions of Syrians in need. Syrian children cannot wait any longer.”
Source: Save the Children