Security Council renews UN Syria aid mandate

NEW YORK, 23rd December, 2015 (WAM) -- The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2258 of 2015, renewing its decision in Resolution 2165 of 2014, to allow the United Nations to deliver humanitarian aid to people in need in Syria.

According to the stipulations, which were renewed until 10th January, 2017, the 15-nation body decided that the United Nations humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners were authorised to use routes across conflict lines in Syria and the border crossings of Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, in addition to those already in use, with notification to the Syrian authorities, according to the United Nations.

The Security Council further requested the Syrian authorities to expeditiously respond to all requests for cross-line deliveries submitted by the United Nations and their implementing partners, and to give such requests positive consideration.


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