| Food shortages in Syria and Turkey: UN Seeking international help

Geneva: The United Nations has sought international help to deliver food items to Syria and Turkey, where the shortage of essential items is acute. After this, sports organizations came forward with help.

The UN plans to distribute cooked food as extreme cold continues in the distressed area. According to the UN, about 900,000 people are in acute food shortage. The International Olympic Committee has offered Rs 82.5 crore and the European Football Association has pledged Rs 1.76 crore as the first phase. The English Premier League will also pay Rs 19.91 crore.

32,000 natives and 8,294 from foreign countries are participating in the rescue operations. At the same time, the disaster area also witnessed conflict between rescue teams from different parts of the world. A military spokesman told the news agency that 82 Austrian soldiers had suspended rescue operations on Saturday after the security situation worsened. A military spokesman said that there was a clash between rescue teams. However, he was not ready to release the details in this regard. The U.N. has called for rescue workers to be allowed into areas controlled by the Kurds and Syrian rebels. The human rights department had requested the other day. Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which has been fighting for a long time, has announced a temporary ceasefire.

Although the rescue operation in Turkey is almost smooth, the situation in Syria is dire. In rebel-held northwestern Syria, an estimated 4 million people are reportedly suffering. No relief supplies have reached here from government controlled areas. Syrian government sources said they had given permission to send humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit areas outside their control.

UN calls for permission to open new humanitarian aid centers across border between Turkey and Syria Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the Security Council. UN to discuss Syrian issue next week The rescue committee may meet. Turkey also said it was working to open two new routes to rebel-held parts of Syria.

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