Syria: Humanitarian Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on steps to establish medical evacuations and increased humanitarian assistance in Eastern Ghouta.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

DFID officials discuss regularly the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta with the United Nationals Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), including the issue of medical evacuations, and how to ensure humanitarian assistance reaches those most in need, as called for by UN Security Council Resolution 2401. However, humanitarian access is severely constrained by the Assad regime.

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