U.N. CALLS FOR FACILITATION OF MEDICAL EVACUATIONS IN SYRIA
UNITED NATIONS, – The United Nations (UN) on Monday, called on all parties to the Syria conflict, to facilitate medical evacuation of the sick and wounded, following the tragic death of several Syrians in besieged towns, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
“The reported tragic death of a young Syrian man, in the besieged town of Madaya, is yet another sad event, where medical evacuations have not been available for those in need,” UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said, citing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Speaking at a daily news briefing here, Dujarric said, the incident came less than a week after three children in Bukkin, in northern Madaya died, after being injured by a landmine, as evacuations were not facilitated.
Thus, he said, the UN called on all parties to the conflict, to facilitate medical evacuation of the sick and wounded, in a timely and systematic manner everywhere in Syria.
“Similarly, the UN called on all parties, particularly the Syrian authorities, to allow for all necessary medical items and equipment, including surgical items, to be allowed onto the convoys,” the spokesman added.
In Jan, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), confirmed that, cases of severe malnutrition have been found among children in Madaya, north of the capital, Damascus.
A fresh aid convoy entered Madaya on Jan 14, as the second batch of aid supplies delivered to the hunger-battered and rebel-held area.
The recent aid deliveries came after the Syrian government agreed to loosen its siege on Madaya, and the rebels in control of the north-western province of Idlib agreed to allow aid into Kafraya and Foah.
Warring parties in Syria have resorted to sieges, to diminish one another’s strength. The tactic successfully forced rebels out of several areas and drove the government into negotiations in other areas, but countless civilians fell
victim to the dire consequences of the sieges.
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