Laila Muhammed – Xeber24.net
UN Special Envoy for Syria, “Geer Bederson”, said that Syria desperately needs a ceasefire, nationwide, to enable its war-weary citizens to access the equipment and resources needed to fight Coved-19.
Through a briefing by the Special Envoy to Syria, “Geer Biderson” to the Security Council, on Wednesday, he stressed that “we cannot tolerate hostilities that are sure to lead to another increase in vulnerable displaced communities, we cannot tolerate this scenario before the outbreak of the epidemic.”
Biderson told the Security Council that he was talking to a group of key players involved in the talks to end the civil war and facilitate the maintenance of the ceasefire arrangements.
Biderson also stressed that there is a “fragile calm” in the north, with risks of escalation looming, such as the return of the ISIS terrorist organization, and Israeli air strikes in Homs and Damascus, which were reported on Monday.
Despite what the Syrian Ministry of Health announced about the few 42 cases of coronavirus in all of Syria, Pederson stressed the importance of monitoring the situation in the coming weeks.
He also stated that “the health care system is deteriorating in some areas and devastating in others,” stressing the need for “unimpeded access to humanitarian assistance”.
According to the United Nations Special Envoy to Syria, working together to support calm and broaden the response to the epidemic “is the only responsible way”
In conclusion, Pederson stressed that: “We must work based on our common humanity, and help build confidence to move towards a political settlement that can meet the aspirations of the Syrian people”.