Kuwait wants action over humanitarian crisis in Syria

Geneva, Kuwait on Wednesday called on the international community to do everything in its power to allow the unimpeded delivery of aid into war-torn Syria, given the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding there.

The remarks by the Gulf state’s permanent delegate to the United Nations Jamal Al Ghunaim came amid UN Security Council talks over an independent inquiry into possible war crimes perpetrated in Syria.

The culprits behind these crimes should he held accountable for their actions, added the diplomat, saying his country strongly deplores what the UN inquiry cited as “grave human rights violations” in Syria, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

He spoke of Kuwait’s “increasing alarm” over the deliberate and systematic targeting of civilians in Syria, which has also left the country’s infrastructure in shambles.

He asked the UN Human Rights Council to take serious action over the whereabouts of thousands of people who have gone missing in Syria since the beginning of the country’s civil war.

On the issue of Syrian refugees, Al Ghunaim mentioned His Highness the Amir Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s intention on finding a “new approach” to deal with the crisis, urging nations that have pledged aid for Syria not to renege on that promise.

He reiterated Kuwait’s support for a political solution as the only feasible way out of the eight-year old conflict, urging the UN Security Council to intervene and stop further bloodshed.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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