Subjects – Syria Report



Since the cross-border aid mechanism for the only UN-mandated border crossing expired last week, UN agencies and NGOs have been bracing themselves for major disruptions to their humanitarian operations in Northwest Syria, where over 4 million people need emergency assistance. Although another vote has yet to be scheduled, many fear that Russia will continue to veto future resolutions.
Due to Russia’s veto, the UNSC has failed to adopt a compromise resolution to extend the cross-border mechanism that allows lifesaving aid to be delivered to millions of people in northern Syria.


Prior to the uprising, China was a major trade partner of Syria and had investments in the country, especially in its petroleum sector. Although trade increased following the 2011 conflict, Chinese companies largely withdrew from the market.


The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Syria is dedicated to coordinating and executing initiatives aimed at reducing the risks associated with mines, explosive remnants of war, and improvised explosive devices.
The General Transport Company was established in Idlib in December 2021 by the Syrian Salvation Government which controls and administers Northwest Syria.
Established in 2018, the industrial city of Al-Bab is located north of Aleppo, close to the Turkish border.
The Syrian Interim Government is an alternative administration established by opposition groups on March 18, 2013.
The Syrian Turkish Electricity Company manages the power grid in areas under opposition control in northwest Syria, including maintenance and repair works.