U.N. Humanitarian Chief Calls On Security Council To Take Action On Syria Conflict; Some U.N. Security Council Members Call On SG Guterres To Investigate Hospital Attacks

Associated Press: U.N.: Onslaught in Syria may spark humanitarian disaster
“The U.N. humanitarian chief urged the Security Council on Tuesday to take action to end the ‘bloody onslaught’ in Syria’s last opposition-held stronghold, warning that continued violence could create the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century…” (Lederer, 7/30).

Reuters: Two-thirds of U.N. Security Council ask U.N. chief for Syria hospital attacks inquiry
“Two-thirds of the United Nations Security Council — including the United States, Britain, and France — asked Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday to investigate attacks on U.N.-supported medical facilities in northwest Syria, diplomats said. … ‘At least fourteen U.N.-supported facilities on the list of deconflicted facilities have been damaged or destroyed in northwest Syria since the end of April,’ they told Guterres, according to the agreed request seen by Reuters…” (Nichols, 7/30).

U.N. News: ‘Do something’; U.N. relief chief urges Security Council action to stop the Syrian carnage unfolding ‘in front of your eyes’
“… ‘On 26 July, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) identified at least 450 civilians who have been killed since late April — including more than a hundred in the last two weeks alone,’ Mark Lowcock, the U.N. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, reminded Council members. Many hundreds more have been injured, over 440,000 displaced, and dozens of civilians killed or injured by shelling of the Security Council-listed terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the non-State armed groups associated with them…” (7/30).

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