Urgent action needed as violence soars in war-torn Syria – UN, un.org

10 February 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict.

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Guterres stressed that “all concerned in Syria and the region have a responsibility and must abide by international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.” “He calls on all to work for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence and exercise restraint,” added the statement. The UN chief also urged all parties to move swiftly toward a political solution, in line with Security Council Resolution 2254, noting that it is the only way to end the violence and the terrible suffering of the Syrian people […]

In the news release, Mr. Zeid also said that the various Governments and some armed opposition groups professing to adhere to international humanitarian law and international human rights law, violations “continue on a daily basis, despite the creation of so-called ‘de-escalation areas’ in 2017.” Läs artikel

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