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Syria: Russian Veto Would Shut Down Last Aid Lifeline

By Human Rights Watch
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Millions of Syrians risk losing access to lifesaving aid, including during the Covid-19 pandemic, if Russia vetoes reauthorizing the only remaining UN aid corridor from Turkey into opposition-held northwest Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations Security Council should reauthorize full cross-border operations into the region and authorize a resumption of aid flows from Iraq to northeast Syria when the Council’s current resolution expires on July 10, 2021. The UN humanitarian chief has said that shutting down this gateway into northwest Syria, which is under the control of anti-government…

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