The UN Aid
Around 24 million people are deprived of basic amenities in Syria and the surrounding region. United nation raised more than $7 bn in 2020 and 2019, pledging for more in the year 2021-22. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released a video that said,” more than 13 million people need humanitarian assistance to survive this year. That’s over 20 percent more than last year, and the majority of the population is now facing hunger”. EU commissioner for crisis management claimed financial institutions and donors lowering their interests in support of Syria.
Germany has promised to fund 1.738 euros. The German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, “The Syrian tragedy must not last another 10 years. Ending it begins by restoring hope. It begins with our commitments here today.” EU was steady at 560 million euros as its contribution. An endowment of $ 100m came from its middle east neighbor Qatar. While the western counterpart pledged $600n and the UK poured in 205 million pounds. The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement urged international donors to help rebuild Syria, particularly to repair critical health, water, and electricity services. With Russian and Iranian help, AL-Assad has retaken much of the territory lost to rebels, and UN-backed peace-making efforts have stalled.
TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations
- Despite reiterating policies, UN Security Council fails to address the threats to international peace and security owing to the veto of any of the 5 permanent members. Russia is the primary supporter of the Syrian government has vetoed around 14 resolutions put forth to eradicate the Syrian crisis. The UN security council should pass a resolution referring to UN General Assembly which isn’t subjected to veto.
- The UN Council should impose an embargo on arms in Syria, target sanctions against Syrian Leaders who initiated pro-democracy demonstrations and violated human rights. It should also consider gender dimensions vulnerable to armed conflicts and end the man-made humanitarian nightmare.