U.N. Security Council Votes To Back Aid Delivery In Syria Despite Government Objections

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s decision to back aid delivery in all parts of Syria despite objections from the government.

New York Times: U.N. Council, in Unanimous Vote, Backs Aid Delivery to Syrians in Rebel Areas
“Despite objections by Syria’s government, the United Nations Security Council voted 15 to 0 on Monday to authorize cross-border convoys of emergency aid for millions of deprived Syrian civilians in rebel-held areas, without prior approval by the Syrian authorities…” (Gladstone, 7/14).

U.N. News Centre: Security Council authorizes U.N., partners to use most direct routes for Syria aid delivery
“In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, the Security Council [Monday] adopted a resolution aimed at increasing access to civilians in difficult-to-reach areas by authorizing the delivery of assistance across borders and conflict lines…” (7/14).