In light of airstrike on convoy, UN suspends humanitarian aid to Syria

civil_war_in_syriaAfter the ceasefire ended, the UN announced today that it has suspended its supply of humanitarian aid to Syria because several UN officials were injured in an airstrike that targeted an aid convoy of the organization near Aleppo.

At the moment, it is unclear for how long the UN has suspended its supply of humanitarian aid. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Spokesman Jens Laerke said that his organization will not resume its operations until the security situation in Syria is assessed again

U.N. truck damaged in attack
U.N. truck damaged in attack

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer said that at least one UN official was killed in the airstrike along with many Syrian civilians. “Yesterday’s attack was a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and it is unacceptable,” said Maurer. “Failing to protect humanitarian workers and structures might have serious repercussions on humanitarian work in the country.”

 

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