14 Aid Agencies Call For International Community To Resolve Conflict In North-East Syria, Allow For Unimpeded Humanitarian Access
Norwegian Refugee Council: 14 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in north-east Syria
“Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning. Reports from humanitarian responders on the ground say civilians are already on the move and that some vital services have been interrupted, including medical facilities and water supplies. … The 14 aid agencies are urging parties to the conflict to fully respect International Humanitarian Law and ensure that they refrain from using explosive weapons in populated areas. They must ensure all measures are taken to protect civilians and facilitate safe, unhindered humanitarian access. … The international community has an important role to play in helping to resolve this crisis…” (10/10).