A deal has been reached with the Government of Syria to reopen the main border crossing from Türkiye to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Renewed diplomatic attention on Syria in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquakes that hit the country and neighbouring Türkiye could help to unlock stalled peace efforts, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Thursday.
© WFP/Hussam Al Saleh WFP is providing meals to families in Aleppo affected by the recent earthquake in Syria.
Support provided to Syria following the recent deadly earthquakes must be directed towards finding a political solution to the civil war, now entering its 12th year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday.
Aid continues to roll into northwest Syria, with 53 trucks crossing from southern Türkiye on Thursday, the UN reported in its latest update on response to the devastating earthquakes that struck the two countries on 6 February.
The United Nations on Thursday launched a $1 billion appeal for Türkiye to assist more than five million people affected by the cataclysmic earthquakes last week, the largest to hit the country in a century.
© UNICEF/Muhannad Al-Asadi Communities in Aleppo, Syria, access clean water after the earthquake which struck the region.
© UNOCHA/Ali Haj Suleiman Rescue workers look for survivors in a building in Samada, Syria destroyed by the February 6 earthquake.