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Syria: Aid Restrictions Hinder Covid-19 Response

Expand Health workers disinfect a street in the government-controlled city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on March 24, 2020. © AP/Baderkhan Ahmad (Beirut) – Restrictions on aid deliveries from Damascus and Iraq are preventing medical supplies and personnel needed to prevent, contain, and treat Covid-19 from reaching two million people in northeast Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 17, 2020, the authorities in northeast Syria announced the first confirmed Covid-19-related death. The United Nations Security Council should immediately reverse its January decision to end its authorization…

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