Syria – Siege in Madaya (6 January, 2016)


France utterly condemns the siege being imposed by the Syrian regime on the town of Madaya, near the Lebanese border.

While the 40,000 inhabitants of the town are starving to death, the regime is refusing access to the town by any humanitarian organizations. This situation is untenable and unacceptable.

France calls for an immediate end to this siege and for the provision of emergency access for humanitarian assistance in Madaya and all besieged areas in Syria, in accordance with UNSCR 2254 and UNSCR 2258.