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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 26/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) UN top humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Sunday expressed "outrage" at yesterday's deliberate attack on a humanitarian warehouse in Syrian Douma, Eastern Ghouta, which occurred as aid workers were preparing to distribute urgently needed supplies from to hundreds of families in the besieged city.

"The targeting of the warehouse, which reportedly killed several people and wounded one Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer, is evidence of the blatant disregard for International Humanitarian Law, which is a disturbing feature of the conflict in Syria," she said in a statement distributed by her office.

The attack, she added, also violated assurances from those involved in the conflict that they would refrain from hostilities while the joint United Nations/SARC convoy was on the ground.

She noted that Douma has been under siege by Government forces for over 18 months, and it is nearly two months since humanitarian workers were last able to bring supplies into the city where people are in desperate need of food, water, sanitation, health services and medicines.

As a result of the attack, she added, distribution on site could not take place, and the supplies of food and non-food items, and medicines for the treatment of chronic diseases for up to 24,000 people were delivered to Syrian Arab Red Crescent partners in Douma.

She said aid workers are frequently targeted or subjected to harassment in Syria, recalling that on February 8, humanitarian workers came under direct attack during the aid delivery and evacuation of people from the old city of Homs.

"Such attacks are utterly unacceptable and have a devastating ripple effect as they hinder the provision of aid to those in desperate need," she insisted.

She vowed that despite all these attacks, UN agencies and their humanitarian partners "will continue to look at how best we can continue to deliver life-saving aid. To do this, we must have sustained, predictable and safe access throughout the country".

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




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