Residents of refugee camps in Idlib, fleeing attacks from the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, are looking forward to the outcome of the next meeting of the UN Security Council on the cross-border mechanism for the supply of humanitarian aid.
Millions of internally displaced persons are in fear of their existence after Russia, using its veto in the UN Security Council, once again attempted to prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria through the Bab el-Hawa checkpoint, which is located opposite the Jilvegezu checkpoint in Turkey. Hatay province.
One of the camp residents, Mohammad Jeddu, told Anadolu that he was forced to leave his home due to attacks by the Bashar al-Assad regime. According to him, Russia is now making great efforts to prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria through the Bab al-Khawa checkpoint, the only hope of the internally displaced persons for food.
Jeddoo noted that if the checkpoint is closed, internally displaced persons will die of hunger and poverty.
The internally displaced person from Khan Sheikhun Mohammed Safar also noted that the only channel for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria is the Bab al-Khava checkpoint. The closure of the Bab al-Hawa checkpoint will turn into a tragedy, Safar said.
“Russia bombed us, left us homeless. We have no meaning in life, ”he said.
Safar called on the world community and NGOs to make efforts to prevent the closure of the checkpoint.
Riyad Kench, an internally displaced person from Temenya in the south of Idlib, believes that if Russia succeeds in closing the checkpoint on the border with Turkey, local residents will be doomed to death.
“The only thing I want is to go home. I want to continue to live with dignity, ”said Kench.
Humanitarian aid to the residents of Idlib, located in northwestern Syria, is delivered through the only active checkpoint on the border with Turkey, Jilwegezu, Bab el-Hawa. Thanks to the efforts of Russia, the checkpoint may be closed on July 10.
The UN, having received powers from the Security Council, has been supplying humanitarian aid to Idlib province for 5 million people since 2014.
Until 2020, humanitarian aid was delivered through 4 checkpoints, two of which are on the border with Turkey. However, after Russia’s veto in the UN Security Council, at first the number of checkpoints was reduced to two, then to one.
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