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UN Says Syria Notified of Entry of Aid, One Cross Point Under Review

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On aid getting into Syria, UN Under Secretary General Valerie Amos told the Security Council on Wednesday that on July 24 the first UN convoy crossed into Syria from Turkey through the Bab al-Salam border crossing.

UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (RIA Novosti) - On aid getting into Syria, UN Under Secretary General Valerie Amos told the Security Council on Wednesday that on July 24 the first UN convoy crossed into Syria from Turkey through the Bab al-Salam border crossing.

"Food, shelter materials, household items and water and sanitation supplies for approximately 26,000 people in Aleppo and Idleb Governorates was transported,”Amos said adding that “the Syrian authorities were notified.”

This came under Security Council Resolution 2165, which was unanimously adopted by the Security Council on July 14.

This resolution, Amos said, “authorized the United Nations and our partners to use routes across four additional border crossings with Turkey, Jordan and Iraq. The resolution also authorized the establishment of a monitoring mechanism to confirm the humanitarian nature of supplies brought through those crossings points.”

One of these border crossing, though, is now under review.

Amos said that “in the next few days I hope to confirm the dispatch of other planned convoys through the other designated crossing points. However, given the volatile situation near the Iraqi border, we will review when we can start using the Al Yarubiyah crossing point.”

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