UN delegation visits al-Waer, discusses relief efforts with Homs governor

Homs, SANA – Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi discussed on Saturday with the UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Stephen O’Brien the humanitarian mission in Homs.

Before the meeting, O’Brien and the UN delegation had visited al-Waer neighborhood in Homs, where a settlement agreement reached early this month is being implemented to clear the neighborhood of weapons and gunmen.


The government, in cooperation with the UN organizations, will continue work to accomplish the humanitarian and relief mission in al-Waer, al-Barazi stressed in a statement to the reporters.

He noted that the UN delegation has been acquainted with the atmosphere of the
reconciliation being achieved in the neighborhood where a ceasefire has been established and dialogue has been launched.

The governor said he called for a UN condemnation of the terrorist attacks targeting safe neighborhoods in Homs city, particularly the bombing that hit al-Zahraa area yesterday and claimed the lives of many civilians and injured others.

UN and international patronage and condemnations of terrorist attacks are necessary to encourage reconciliations and create the favorable conditions to make them work, added al-Barazi, cautioning that reconciliations cannot properly succeed at the time when “the Turkish and Saudi regimes continue supporting and financing terrorism in

Humanitarian aid convoys have already entered al-Waer neighborhood according to schedule, Homs governor confirmed, adding that fuel supplies will make their way into the neighborhood within 15 days and that a committee has been formed to
tackle the abductees file.


For his part, O’Brien said supporting al-Waer agreement is “a very good step,” highlighting the importance of partnership between the UN organizations and the local authorities in delivering aid to people in need in the neighborhood.

The UN official offered condolences to the families of the victims of al-Zahraa terrorist bombing, pointing out that the political solution is the only way out of the crisis in Syria.

H. Zain/ H. Said

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