UN aid resolution puts Syrian opposition before a serious test: NGO

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Displaced Syrian kid receives blanket from NGO. File photo

ARA News

Gaziantep, Turkeyــ Imran Center for Strategic Studies confirmed on Friday that the recent Security Council resolution (No.2165), which allows the entry of convoys of humanitarian aid and relief to the Syrian territory without the need of the regime approval, represents a great opportunity to secure aid and humanitarian relief to large areas inside Syrian territory.

According to a report prepared by the Center, of which ARA News received a copy, this decision represents a great opportunity to secure relief aid for large areas inside Syria which were repeatedly denied of getting support programs by the United Nations UN, due to the Assad regime’s constant refusal and prevention of reaching these areas.

“Several justifications for Russia can be considered as an approach to understand their approval to this resolution, beside the failure of the Syrian opposition to facilitate the international mission of entering humanitarian aid to Syria,” according the Imran Center report.

The Center stressed in its report that the essential responsible part for this decision is the Syrian opposition forces in general including its ‘local councils, civil relief organizations, civil society organizations, activists in the field of relief, as well as institutions of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) in particular, including the Support Coordination Unit, representatives of the local councils in the Coalition, and the Syrian Interim Government.

“This decision puts the Syrian opposition before a serious test to its ability to implement the requirements of this resolution and to communicate with Syrians inside the country through working professionally in the human track,” according to the Center.

The UN Security Council approved unanimously by its members at its meeting on Monday, July14, 2014, the resolution (No.2165), which allows the entry of convoys of humanitarian aid and relief across the border using the crossings of Bab al-Hawa, Bab al-Salama (with Turkey), Ramtha (Jordan) and Yarubiya (Iraq) which are under the control of the Syrian opposition, to the Syrian territory without the need of the Syria regime approval, according to a specific mechanism mentioned by the Security Council’s resolution.

 

Reporting by: Majid Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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