Syrian-Turkish border: Volkan Bozkir (UN-PGA) visits vital UN cross-border humanitarian operations

About This Source - United Nations

The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.

The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.

 

Recent from United Nations:

  • Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 June 2021)
  • France on Mali – Security Council Media Stakeout
  • Nigeria, Myanmar, Climate & other topics – Daily Briefing (14 June 2021)
  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “Syrian-Turkish border: Volkan Bozkir (UN-PGA) visits vital UN cross-border humanitarian operations” – below is their description.

    “The brutal conflict in Syria has been going on for a decade. It has killed half a million people, forced a majority to flee their homes, and pushed 80 per cent of Syrians into poverty.

    Right now, in northwest Syria alone, 3.4 million people desperately need help.

    I traveled to the Syrian-Turkish border to see firsthand how the UN is tackling the crisis.

    This is one of the most closely scrutinized relief operations in the world.

    But I’m concerned that its scale is not sufficient to meet Syrians’ rising humanitarian needs.

    We need to expand our efforts. And we need unhindered humanitarian access – especially as COVID-19 vaccinations start in the coming months.

    I therefore call on the Security Council to ensure that the vital cross-border operations I saw will continue uninterrupted. We don’t have the luxury to delay. The Syrian people are depending on us.”

    United Nations YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • What a developer’s plan to buy $1B in homes could mean for Canada’s housing market
  • Entire Melbourne apartment block in lockdown | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • California drops most Covid-19 restrictions as state reopens
  • Melbourne apartment block in lockdown, thick fog creates Brisbane traffic chaos | 9 News Australia
  • COVID-19: Melbourne townhouse cluster balloons to six cases | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: Syria

    Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.

    2 Recent Items: Syria

  • Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 June 2021)
  • Shamima Begum: “I think she should come home,” says journalist who interviewed her in a prison camp
  • Leave a Comment