Pedersen reiterates importance of unimpeded humanitarian aids access into Syria
In his speech before the donors conference in Brussels, Pedersen said that with the conflict entering its tenth year, Syrians are still suffering from terror and instability and the situation is now being further compounded by the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic.
Pedersen called for a meeting of the constitutional committee of Syria in Geneva at the end of August and expressed hopes that the committee will regularly meet and said that commissioning the committee will bring about constitutional reforms to reach a political compromise.
In his speech before the donors, including the EU and the US, Pedersen, however, did not mention the consequences of the economic sanctions imposed on Syria that led to the dire living conditions, especially that the latest UN WFP report said more than 9.3 million Syrians are deprived of food security.
The program had already declared its need for 200 million dollars to proceed giving aids to different areas of Syria, which is something the UN expressed hope to take place during the current donors conference.