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Amnesty International Calls for UN to Extend Earthquake Aid to Syria Beyond Deadline

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The United Nations needs to continue sending much-needed earthquake aid to the Syrians via crossing into the opposition-held northwest even if permission expires, Amnesty International said on Friday.

On February 6, a devastating earthquake occurred hit Türkiye and Syria, killing more from 55,000 people across both countries.

said the Secretary-General of the United Nations on On February 13, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to open the Bab al-Salama and al-Rai crossings from Turkey to allow Help login for initial period of Three months.

Damascus did not announce an extension of permission.

The UN must “continue aid deliveries” through these two crossings after May 13, “regardless of either it was government Amnesty International said he would “renew” his consent in a permit.

Before the disaster, almost all humanitarian aid was badly needed for the more from 4 million people living in opposition-held areas of Syria was handed over from Türkiye via one Canal – Bab Al-Hawa Crossing.

the number of The UN-approved crossings into Syria have shrunk from four in 2014, years later of Pressure from Assad’s allies China and Russia in the UN Security Council.

Spirits of more from 4 million people At stake and international the law clear “Their rights must take priority,” said Sherine Tadros of Amnesty International. in Statement.

“United nations should Take clear stands up against Cruel political machinations that impeded its humanitarian operations in Northern Syria for Several years,” Tadros added.

Eri Kaneko, spokesperson for United Nations office for coordination of Human affairs, said discussions with Syrian government It was “constructive”.

“We asked for an extension of the special She added to the French News Agency (Agence France Presse) that “measures … to continue facilitating the humanitarian response to all affected areas.”

The United Nations estimated earlier this week that Syria needs nearly $15 billion to recover from the earthquake. total cost of Damages and losses amounted to about $9 billion.

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