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Syria will open two more border crossings for assistance distribution, says UN

Syria will open two more border crossings for assistance distribution, says UN

Syria will open two more border crossings for assistance distribution, says UN

Syria will open two more border crossings for assistance distribution, says UN

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  • Syria’s government has agreed to open two more border crossings.
  • More than a million people have been displaced in Turkey, and the number in Syria could be far higher.
  • It stated that the borders into  Syria would be open for three months at first.
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According to the UN, Syria’s government has agreed to open two more border crossings to let relief into the country devastated by last week’s terrible earthquakes.

“It’s going to make a big difference. We are now using just one crossing,” a spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the sources.

The earthquakes in neighboring Turkey are believed to have killed around 40,000 people in both nations.

Many Syrians have been outraged by the paucity of relief in their war-torn country.

President Bashar al-government Assad has blamed the problems in rescue efforts on the impact of Western sanctions put on the country.

However, international relief organizations argue the main barriers are the Assad government’s mismanagement and refusal to engage in all areas of the conflict.

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The earthquakes on February 6th have now claimed the lives of almost 5,700 individuals in Syria.

In Turkey, the death toll has already surpassed 31,643 people.

More than a million people have been displaced in Turkey, and the number in Syria could be far higher, according to relief organizations.

Rescue crews in both nations are already scaling up operations in the huge area since the odds of finding any more survivors are dwindling.

UN announced the two new border crossings

Following high-level meetings with President Assad in Damascus on Monday, the UN announced the two new border crossings, in Bab al-Salam and Al Ra’ee on the border with Turkey.

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It stated that the borders into  Syria would be open for three months at first.

Mr. Dujarric also defended the wait for Syria‘s consent to open the crossings.

“It is our knowledge that other assistance agencies not linked with the UN have been utilizing these border crossings. Because of the nature of the United Nations, we must work within specific boundaries.

President Assad has made no public remarks on the subject.

Some supplies arrived in government-controlled areas of Syria in the days following the earthquake, primarily from friendly countries like Russia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.

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However, the devastated northwestern rebel-controlled portions of Syria remain blocked off.

This is due to the fact that international humanitarian supplies can only reach these areas via a single border from Turkey or through government-controlled portions of Syria.

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