European MPs Call for Humanitarian Aid to be Airdropped to Syria’s Blockaded Areas

EU parliamentarians appeal for European governments to commence dropping humanitarian aid in hard to reach areas as hostilities between warring parties intensify

Lawmakers in the European parliament called for EU nations to work on sending humanitarian aid to blockaded Syrian cities by airdropping it to affected areas.

In an open letter presented by European members of parliament from Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands to their governments participating in the international coalition against ISIS, the lawmakers urged action on the humanitarian track.

The lawmakers said in their message — published in the British newspaper The Guardian and reported by many Western news outlets — that the time had come to allow urgent airdrop operations of humanitarian aid to civilians blockaded as a result of the Syrian conflict and suffering from starvation.

The members of parliament said in their letter that the nations participating in the coalition have the power to save civilians if the United Nations fails to deliver aid.

Humanitarian aid has started to be delivered to some besieged areas, while many Syrian cities and towns blockaded by the regime or the Islamic State still suffer from severe humanitarian conditions.

 

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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