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Syria – Humanitarian Aid in Northern Syria – But What About the South? (INSS)

Carmit Valensi

In July 2021, the UN Mandate to operate the border crossing for conveying humanitarian aid to the Idlib region, which is controlled by the rebels in northern Syria and not by the central regime in Damascus, was extended for another year (after six months an activity report will be submitted for an additional six-month extension). Some 3.4 million Syrians live in the area, mostly in refugee camps, in conditions of hunger and dire poverty. Since the border crossing began operation in 2014, it has been the main lifeline for humanitarian aid for the local population and displaced persons. Each month more than 1,000 trucks containing food and medicine for the needy millions cross the border at Bab al-Hawa.

Humanitarian Aid in Northern Syria – But What About the South? | INSS