Carter Center Calls for Unhindered Delivery of Earthquake Relief

ATLANTA (February 8, 2023) — The Carter Center is deeply saddened by the earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation in Syria. As relief aid is being disbursed, it is crucial that it reach all affected communities immediately and without hindrance. The Carter Center calls on governments with sanctions on Syria to provide the political reassurances necessary to use the established humanitarian exceptions to expedite the delivery of aid and on regional governments and other key actors in the region to ease border controls. Both these steps are necessary to facilitate the flow of assistance to those in need.

For more information on our work regarding Syria sanctions and humanitarian exceptions, go here.


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