Statement by Senior Advocate for the Middle East Sahar Atrache on Russia and China’s decision to veto the renewal of UN Security Council resolution 2449 (also known as resolution 2165):
“Russia and China’s decision to veto the renewal of UN Security Council resolution 2449 (also known as resolution 2165), which allows the delivery of cross-border humanitarian aid into Syria, is indefensible. This cross-border assistance is a life-saving intervention for millions of people in northwest and northeast Syria who continue to face violence and displacement every day and who otherwise cannot be reached.
The Security Council must renew this resolution before it expires on January 10. If a solution is not found, the lives of millions of Syrians already living in horrific conditions will be at further risk.”
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