UN alarmed about impact of hostilities in NW Syria

Added On July 11, 2019

FARHAN HAQ, Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General

"This past week, some 26,000 people fled from areas controlled by non-state armed groups into government-controlled areas in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Latakia. Operations are underway to assess needs and provide humanitarian assistance. Of the more than 300 people that have been killed in the northwest in recent months, at least 140 were children, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)."
UN humanitarian workers and partners continue to provide critical life-saving assistance to the civilians. 
FARHAN HAQ, Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General
"The United Nations urges all parties to fully abide by their obligation to respect international human rights law and international humanitarian law, including their obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and to respect the principles of distinction and proportionality."