Reena Ghelani, UN Humanitarian Affairs official, addressed that there have been over 24,000 suspected cholera cases spread to 14 provinces in Syria. At least 80 people have died so far.
$34.4 million is needed
$34.4 million is required for a three-month action plan millions of war-torn people face severe water shortages in Hassiche, al-Bab and Aleppo Ghelani states, warning about the rapidly spreading cholera outbreak. The crisis is likely to worsen, adding that by December, there could be below-normal rainfall and above-normal temperatures.
If this happens, Ghelani said, the water shortage will get worse. "We are only a few weeks away from the winter, and a painful similar scenario will reappear" Ghelani called for uninterrupted cross-border access and increased cross-line access to provide humanitarian aid to Syrians.
UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen declared that the political process has still not been handed over to the Syrian people, and they continue to suffer from it, speaking at the UN General Assembly.