Joint statement on the renewal of the Cross-Border Security Council resolution in Syria – Syrian Arab Republic


July 11, 2021 – We welcome the renewal of the Security Council’s authorization for cross-border assistance to northwestern Syria, as it will continue to offer a lifeline to millions of people.

The crisis in Syria is today even more critical than ever. A decade of war and economic collapse has left more than 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. A large-scale cross-border response by the UN remains essential to meet the urgent and growing needs in northwestern Syria.

Every month, the UN sends 1,000 trucks to the Syrian border from Turkey with food, essential medical supplies, COVID-19 vaccines and other life-saving aid for 3.4 million people in the north -west, including a million children.

We underline the humanitarian nature and the need to access those in need through cross-border and cross-border mechanisms, and we take this opportunity to express our commitment to work with all parties to ensure that cross-border missions are permitted and supported. .

While cross-border and cross-border missions are essential complementary efforts to reach those in need, only a political solution can resolve the crisis in Syria, and we call on all parties to find a solution to this conflict.


Mr. Muhannad Hadi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis

Ms. Carmela Godeau, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (IOM)

Dr. Khalida Bouzar, Deputy Secretary General, Deputy Administrator and Regional Director Regional Office for Arab States (UNDP)

Dr. Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director for Arab States (UNFPA)

Mr. Ayman Gharaibeh, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (UNHCR)

Mr. Ted Chaiban, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (UNICEF)

Ms. Susanne Mikhail Eldhagen, UN Women Regional Director for Arab States (UN Women)

Ms. Corinne Fleischer, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (WFP)

Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO)

For more information, please contact: Torsten Lajoie Flyng, OCHA Strategic Communications Manager for the OCHA Regional Office for the Syria Crisis,


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