Idlib Offensive Would Cause Further Humanitarian Disaster, Health, U.N. Officials Warn

Agence France-Presse: ‘Great fear’ in Idlib ahead of looming offensive: health chief
“There is ‘great fear’ among residents and medical workers in Idlib as the threat of a large-scale military operation looms over Syria’s last major rebel bastion, the province’s health chief said. … [A] major military operation is expected to pose a humanitarian nightmare because there is no nearby opposition territory left in Syria where people could be evacuated…” (Larson, 9/8).

U.N. News: ‘Sanctity of human civilian life’ in Idlib must win out, urges U.N. Syria Envoy
“With the ingredients for a ‘perfect storm’ brewing in the Syrian province of Idlib, the international community cannot allow civilians there to succumb to such a fate, the U.N. envoy for the country told the Security Council on Friday…” (9/7).

U.N. News: WFP and UNICEF prepare for the worst in Syria’s Idlib, as insecurity mars start of another school year
“Emergency food supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in Syria’s Idlib are ‘ready for distribution’ in the event of mass displacement caused by a full-scale military offensive on the last opposition-held region, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday…” (9/7).

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