New York

29 April 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Syria

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific bombing yesterday that struck a crowded market in Afrin in northern Syria. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.

The Secretary-General reiterates his calls for a complete and immediate ceasefire throughout Syria to enable comprehensive efforts to address COVID-19. Those who violate international humanitarian and human rights law must be held accountable,