The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights documented the killing of 92 civilians in Syria, including 25 children, during February and March, according to Joyce Msuya, Deputy UN relief chief.
During the UN’s Security Council session in New York, Msuya called on the Security Council to move towards “addressing the dire situation of the residents of Al-Hol camp, most of whom are women and children.”
She said, “Murders, looting and vandalism occur frequently – five women were killed in the camp in just the last week. The camp is simply not safe. Living conditions also remain precarious. Residents struggle to get food, medical care, clean water, protection and other basic services.”
“A staggering 4.1 million people in north-west Syria need humanitarian aid. Almost a million people are living in tents, half of which are beyond their normal lifespan. Most are women and children. They depend on us to survive. They deserve to live with dignity”, she added.
She warned that Syria would turn into a “forgotten crisis”, and stressed the need to extend cross-border aid next July.
Emphasizing that “As the eyes of the world turn to other conflicts, Syria is on the verge of becoming yet another forgotten crisis.”
She added, “When it comes to delivering life-saving aid to people in need across Syria, all channels should remain open and available. The renewal of the UN cross-border authorization in July remains essential to save lives in north-west Syria.”
Since March 18, 2011, a civil war has continued to take place in Syria, with the Syrian regime targeting protests condemning human rights violations in the country.