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4 million Syrians on brink of starvation as UN aid mechanism draws to close

Millions of Syrians are helplessly waiting in desperation as UN aid entry into Syria draws to an end amid expectations that Russia will veto a resolution authorizing cross-border aid into the war-torn country.
A Syrian woman with her child walks near a Syrian-bound truck loaded with humanitarian aid.

UN humanitarian aid trucks are queuing among olive trees on the road linking Turkey’s Hatay province with northwestern Syria, as they wait to enter the Bab al-Hawa crossing, which is the last crossing allowing UN aid to flow into Idlib, Syria’s last stronghold of extremist organizations. 

The Bab al-Hawa crossing may close on July 10 when the UN resolution on cross-border aid into Syria expires, which may exacerbate the suffering of more than 4 million people living in the displacement camps in northwest Syria.

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