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Dominic Raab – 2021 Statement on Bab Al-Hawa Crossing

The statement made by Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, on 9 July 2021.

The United Nations Security Council has today adopted Resolution 2585, allowing the delivery of UN cross-border aid into Syria to continue through Bab Al-Hawa.

This is a welcome step, but urgent work must be done by the international community to find a sustainable, long-term solution to deliver aid into northern Syria. The lives of more than 13 million vulnerable Syrians depend on it. The UK will continue to push for a credible political settlement, as the only way to bring an end to the conflict.