Seven countries demand the delivery of aid to Syria

The foreign ministers of seven Arab and Western countries urged the necessity of delivering humanitarian aid to the Syrian people in northern and southern Syria, in light of the exacerbation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and its impact on the economic situation in the region.

This came in a joint statement by the foreign ministers of the mini-group on Syria, represented by Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The statement, issued on Thursday, October 22, included, “We want to highlight once again the importance of providing safe and unimpeded humanitarian access to all Syrians currently in need, including areas where the situation is significantly deteriorating, as is the case in Idlib and southern Syria”.

The ministers called on the international community to continue supporting the Syrian refugees, and the countries and societies hosting them, “so that the Syrians could voluntarily return to their homes in safety, dignity and security,” stressing that they would not provide any assistance for resettling Syrian refugees, in a way that is not in line with UNHCR’s standards.