UNSC extends relief aid supplies to Syrian opposition-controlled areas

NEW YORK– The UN Security Council (UNSC) approved Tuesday a resolution that extended, for one year, cross-border humanitarian aid delivery to opposition-controlled areas in Syria.

Twelve UNSC members approved the resolution. China, Russia and Bolivia abstained.

The resolution allows UN humanitarian convoys to cross the borders into Syria until January 10, 2019. Russia opposed the resolution because it wanted to increase monitoring of the convoys, which might be seized by “terrorists,” who re-sell it to Syrians in black market..

More than 13 million people need humanitarian supplies in Syria.

Source: Kuwait News Agency