A devastating impact on 1.7 million Syrian children if UN Security Council fails to authorize resolution on humanitarian aid to northern Syria: No Lost Generation Initiative

AMMAN, 1 July 2021 – “We call on the United Nations Security Council to authorize and expand for 12 months the delivery of cross-border humanitarian aid to northern Syria. The vote is due by 10 July. Failing the renewal, the already dire situation of over 1.7 million vulnerable children in the area will get far worse.

“Syria is no safe place for children. Without cross-border assistance, children will be denied life-saving assistance, their protection and access to water, hygiene, medical support and education will be severely hampered.

“Children in the northeast of Syria face an equally dire situation. Since the closing of a critical border point, needs have grown by nearly one-third, allowing aid to the area. The Security Council must urgently address ongoing challenges to the delivery of humanitarian assistance in the northeast.

“Now is not the time to scale back life-saving assistance to children in Syria. Humanitarian needs have skyrocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Nearly every child in Syria now depends on assistance. Meanwhile, indiscriminate attacks continue, putting millions of children in danger. So far, at least 12,000 children- and likely many more- have been killed or injured across the country.

“We call on the United Nations Security Council to authorize and expand cross-border assistance for 12 months. All modalities of assistance, cross-border and crossline, are essential to meet rising needs and allow humanitarian partners to deliver assistance to children in need wherever they are in the country. The lives of millions of children in Syria depend on this decision.

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About The No Lost Generation Initiative

Launched in 2013, No Lost Generation is a strategic framework for the responses to the Syria and crisis, embedded within existing planning, coordination and reporting structures. Working across three pillars – Education, Child Protection, and Adolescents & Youth – the No Lost Generation initiative comprises joint programming at the country level and joint advocacy at regional and global levels by humanitarian partners to strengthen support to children and youth affected by both crises, recognizing that their safety, wellbeing, and education are essential to the future of Syria and the region. Jointly led by UNICEF and World Vision, the No Lost Generation initiative brings together humanitarian and development partners from United Nations agencies, local and international non-governmental organizations, donors and host governments.

About CARE Canada:

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. CARE works in 100 countries around the world.

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