UN Security Council adopts 30-day cease-fire in Syria
At a meeting held on Saturday at the United Nations Security Council, a 30-days humanitarian ceasefire decision was taken for Syria.
At the UN Security Council meeting on Saturday, the bill was adopted to provide a humanitarian aid to millions of people in Syria and a 30-day cease-fire to evacuate victims with critical illnesses. The ceasefire is expected to take effect within 72 hours.
A 30-day ceasefire decision was adopted by the approval of 15 members of the Security Council. After three days of delays over the wording of the document, the United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously passed Resolution 2401 which called for all parties in the Syrian conflict to an immediate ceasefire which would last for at 30 consecutive days.
The Resolution called on all parties to "Facilitate safe and unimpeded passage for medical personnel and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in medical duties, their equipment, transport, and supplies to all people in need consistent with international humanitarian law."
The resolution also called on the Syrian army to lift its sieges of Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya and demanded of all warring parties to allow the rapid humanitarian aid deliveries and medical assistance without hindrance. Humanitarian and medical assistance will be delivered to hundreds of thousands of people in Eastern Ghouta after the ceasefire comes into force 72 hours later.
According to resolution, military operations against DAESH, al-Qaeda, Nusra, and groups determined by UNGC in Syria, will be continued.
More than 500 civilians lost their lives in the last week due to heavy air attacks. The number of civilians who died on Saturday was reported to be over 30. According to Syrian Human Rights Watch figures, 123 children have lost their lives in the last seven days. Not only the conflicts but also the humanitarian crisis is taking life in East Ghouta. Thousands of civilians are waiting for urgent aid, which is suffering from food and drug troubles.