UN and Syrian Goverment. Agree to Broaden Humanitarian Assistance

United Nations, June 5. – The United Nations welcomed today an agreement reached with the Syrian government to broaden the provision of humanitarian assistance to victims of the conflict in the Arab country, particularly in four provinces.

The agreement was made public in Geneva by John Ging, from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as quoted by a report from the UN news center.

The UN official described the agreement as a significant step in the Syrian crisis and explained that it is aimed at reinforcing assistance in the provinces of Homs, Daraa, Idlib and Deir el-Zour.

The agreement establishes details about the quantity, places and modalities for providing relief to at least one million people, according to estimates, said Ging.

Highlighting the significance of the agreement, the OCHA official said they agreed with Syrian authorities on the need to increase the assistance and its provision by nine UN agencies and several non-governmental organizations.

It includes medical supplies, surgical instruments and more than 50,000 modules for families who houses have been damaged, he said.

The issue of the humanitarian assistance is included in the plan agreed with the Syrian government by the UN special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan, aimed at the cessation of violence and a peaceful solution to the conflict.

The envoy is scheduled to inform the General Assembly and the Security Council on June 7 about the current situation in Syria.(Prensa Latina)