Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that acknowledging the causes of any humanitarian crisis and finding solutions to them represent the first step for solving the crisis.
“The crisis in Syria, however, will not be solved through political prejudice nor will it be settled through evading the acknowledgment of the political causes that hinder the efforts of the United Nations in the humanitarian field, on top of which addressing terrorism,” al-Jaafari said in Syria’s statement at Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
During the ECOSOC session devoted to discuss the humanitarian affairs, the senior diplomat said that “Statements and behaviors of some UN and member state representatives on the humanitarian crisis in Syria give us an impression that they are not willing to find a solution to the crisis and that they reject to acknowledge the reasons of its duration.”
He clarified that some of the aforementioned sides are directly involved in fueling terrorism, which is shedding blood in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria and others.
The one-sided coercive economic measures imposed on Syria represent the second reason for the emergence of the humanitarian crisis in the country, where it got much more aggravated in several areas, al-Jaafari said.
“These coercive measures are aimed at pushing the Syrians to leave their houses and resort to the neighboring countries in an attempt to exercise more political and moral pressure on the Syrian government and its resources.
Al-Jaafari pointed out that the deficiency of funding is the reason for exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Syria, indicating that what the donors have offered doesn’t exceed 27 percent of the funding required for the humanitarian response plan for 2014 in Syria.
“Instead of blaming the Syrian government, we should acknowledge that the lack of funding and the waste resuled from poor coordination among the specialized humanitarian agencies are the basic reasons for the continuation of the crisis,” he said.
“The most efficient way to guarantee the ending of the crises is to stop creating the crisis itself in entire countries and to acknowledge the destructive behavior of the governments producing crises,” al-Jaafari went on saying.
He slammed the statement of Canada’s Representative to the UN, calling on the Canadian government to stop sending the Canadian terrorists to Syria as a tangible step of the Canadian government on the path of easing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.