Syria – Sending of humanitarian assistance to the victims of the attack in Khan Sheikhoun (6 April 2017)

Following the chemical attack on April 4 carried out by the Syrian regime in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, wanted to send emergency humanitarian assistance to the victims of this attack and to the health workers treating them.

Almost 500kg of emergency medicines to combat the effects of chemical weapons, as well as full protective equipment will be sent via Turkey and distributed by an NGO, Union des organisations de secours et des soins médicaux (UOSSM).

The resources were put together by the ministry’s crisis and support center, with the contribution of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of the Interior.

France strongly condemned the attack on April 4 which constitutes another unacceptable violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and further evidence of the barbarity suffered by the Syrian people for many years. It calls for a unanimous response to such practices on the part of the international community.

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