17 November 2016
The members of the Humanitarian Task Force (HTF) met today to review progress on humanitarian access to besieged and hard-to-reach areas of Syria, notably in relation to the UN's inter-agency convoy plan for November. The meeting, chaired by the Deputy Special Envoy, took note of the humanitarian impact of the intensified violence in various parts of northern Syria over the past week, such as in Aleppo, Raqqa and Idleb governorates, among others. It was regretted that no UN inter-agency cross-line convoys were able to proceed so far in November. HTF members reiterated their commitment to enabling the UN and partners to reach all those in need with humanitarian assistance in a safe, sustained, unconditional and unimpeded manner, including in besieged eastern Aleppo city.
17 November 2016, Geneva