UN aid system for northern Syria set to expire

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “UN aid system for northern Syria set to expire” – below is their description.

    A United Nations aid delivery system meant to ensure that help reaches an opposition-held province in northern Syria will expire next month unless the Russians allow it to continue.

    Moscow – an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – wants all aid to be routed through his government.

    The US ambassador to the UN visited Syrian refugees living along the Turkey-Syria border to assure them that it will not happen.

    The US ambassador to the UN is in southern Turkey, meeting NGOs and Syrian refugees.

    Linda Thomas-Greenfield is on a mission to renew cross-border humanitarian assistance.

    On July 10, the mandate of a UN mechanism allowing aid to be provided directly through Turkey’s borders will expire.

    If it is not renewed, UN agencies will have to reroute all their operations through al-Assad’s government in Damascus.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr has more.

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