The northern Syrian cities of Afrin and Idlib had received no international or UN humanitarian support 56 hours after the devastating earthquakes on 6 February, North Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
No supplies have entered Syria through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing to the north of Idlib as the route suffered damages according to NPA. The United Nations was unable to send aid to the affected region as a result, it said, but unidentified sources have told NPA that “all routes linking between the border and the UN warehouses in Turkey are passable and nothing curbs the aid entry”.
Only thing to cross into Syria has been “Syrians’ bodies, who died of the earthquake in Turkey”, NPA cited its unidentified sources as saying.
Idlib’s local rescue teams have not been offered any support either, the agency said in an earlier report.
The twin earthquakes have claimed at least 2,500 lives in Syria since Monday. The overall death toll, including deaths in Turkey, now stands at over 10,000.