Wednesday, June 12, 2024
 
 

EU calls for end to bombings against civilians in Syria

EPA-EFE/YAHYA NEMAH
Smoke rises during government forces bombing on the village of Sarmin, near Idlib, Syria, 04 February 2020.

- Advertisement -

The European Union called on Thursday for an end to the “extraordinary human suffering” of the civilian population in Syria, amid a renewed offensive in Idlib by Syrian forces.
“The extraordinary human suffering endured by the civilian population in north-west Syria is unacceptable,” said Josep Borrell, EU’s Foreign Policy chief in a joint statement with EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič.
The two EU officials also urged the opening of a humanitarian corridor to facilitate access of emergency assistance and called for respect of international humanitarian law.
They added that “attacks continue to include civilian targets in densely populated areas, medical facilities and settlements for internally displaced people … and serious violations of international humanitarian law have become commonplace.”
According to the UN, 520,000 people were displaced since the operations began in December 2019.
Borrell and Lenarčič highlighted that the European Union pledges to continue providing emergency assistance to millions of people in the country and said that only an “inclusive UN-facilitated political solution” to the Syrian conflict will be backed by the EU.
 
 

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to our newsletter

Latest

EU-Central Asia discuss security challenges, joint cooperation

The European Union and the five Central Asian Deputy...

Manila rejects Beijing’s South China Sea demands as “absurd”

The Philippine Coast Guard accused its Chinese counterpart on...

World Oceans Day calls for action to protect coastal communities and marine ecosystems

UN World Oceans Day, which is officially on June...

U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue deepens political and economic ties

The sixth annual United States-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue...

Don't miss

EU-Central Asia discuss security challenges, joint cooperation

The European Union and the five Central Asian Deputy...

Manila rejects Beijing’s South China Sea demands as “absurd”

The Philippine Coast Guard accused its Chinese counterpart on...

World Oceans Day calls for action to protect coastal communities and marine ecosystems

UN World Oceans Day, which is officially on June...

U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue deepens political and economic ties

The sixth annual United States-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue...

Interview: EU and Turkmenistan are getting closer

NE Global sat down exclusively with Sapar Palvanov, Ambassador...

World Oceans Day calls for action to protect coastal communities and marine ecosystems

UN World Oceans Day, which is officially on June 8, was celebrated on June 7 at UN Headquarters in New York, focusing on protecting...

Interview: EU and Turkmenistan are getting closer

NE Global sat down exclusively with Sapar Palvanov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Kingdom of Belgium, also accredited as the head of the Mission...

Washington orders new sanctions against Russia’s Wagner Group in Africa

 On May 30, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) ordered new sanctions measures to counter Russia’s destabilizing activities in...

Xi challenges a divided Europe

After the May 5-9 visit of President Xi Jinping to Europe most of the political analysts in Brussels who argued that the Chinese President's...

COP29 in Azerbaijan to focus on peace, climate finance, green issues

During this year’s United Nations climate conference COP29, host-country Azerbaijan will strive to act as a bridge-builder between all members of the international community,...

Good news – the UK is not in recession; Bad news – it doesn’t feel like it

One of the greatest problems that both economists and politicians face is the key element of communication. Yes, they may indeed be trying to...

Georgia’s “Foreign Representatives Law” moves forward amid protests

On May 14, Georgia’s parliament approved (84/150) a hotly contested law on “Transparency of Foreign Interests” regulating the amount of aid local civil society...

North Macedonia: Resuming course towards the political dark side?

As most analysts predicted after the strong showing of the nationalist presidential candidate in the first-round presidential elections on April 24, VMRO-DPMNE (Internal Macedonian...