SAMS has joined thirteen Syrian and international NGOs in releasing a paper calling for the renewal of UNSC Resolution 2504, which facilitates the delivery of cross-border humanitarian aid into Syria. Cross-border has served as a vital pipeline for humanitarian actors to deliver aid to the most vulnerable in northwest Syria, where the vast majority live in informal settlements lacking even the most basic necessities. Northwest Syria currently has a population of over 4 million people, more than 2.8 million of whom are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Cross-border aid is the only lifeline for this struggling part of the country, making the renewal of Resolution 2504 critically important.
SAMS urges the Security Council to renew resolution 2504, authorizing cross-border assistance through Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salam crossings for a minimum of twelve months, to ensure that the millions of residents of NW Syria continue to receive the life-saving aid they need.