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Fact Sheet: United Nations Cross-border Operations from Turkey to Syria (Nov2018)//Durum Raporu:BM Türkiye’den Suriye’ye İnsani Yardım Operasyonlar//نشرة بيانات: عمليات الأمم المتحدة عبر الحدود من تركيا إلى سوريا (تشرين الثاني 2018)ا

UN Security Council Resolution

Resolution 2393 [formerly 2332 (2016), 2258 (2015), 2191 (2014) and 2165 (2014)] authorizes UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people in need in Syria. The Government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN Monitoring Mechanism oversees and confirms the humanitarian nature of consignments. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.

UN Cross-border Response

Humanitarian supplies covering various sectors are delivered by UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, FAO and IOM. The beneficiary numbers represent people reached by relief items and supplies transported in trucks using border crossing from Turkey as authorised by the resolution. UN agencies, in addition to supplies, also implement programmes to ensure that people receive basic services such as education, health, nutrition, protection, water and sanitation etc.

Sector Classification

Education: Recreaton kits, early childhood development kits.
FSL: Food baskets, wheat flour, NPK fertilizer, vegetable seeds, soil peat, hand tools, homestead spring vegetable kits etc.
Health: Inter-agency health kits, surgical supply kits, midwifery kits, polio vaccines, laboratory equipments etc.
NFI: Coal, solar lamps, plastic sheets, carpets, water containers, Mattresses, hardware kits, rubber boots, jackets, kitchen sets, etc.
WASH: Hygiene kits, female dignity kits, adult & baby diapers.
Nutrition: Therapeautic spread, fortified spread, micronutrients, MUAC, plumpy doz etc. 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
29 Nov 2018
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