After 11 years of war, 4.1 million people remain in need of humanitarian aid in northwestern Syria. Bab Al-Hawa crossing on the Syria-Turkey border is the last remaining humanitarian crossing point into the region. Now, this lifeline is at risk of closure if the United Nations (UN) Security Council does not renew the cross-border resolution, which is set to expire on July 10.
Closing the Bab Al-Hawa crossing will reduce access to basic food, water, and health care for millions of people, putting lives at risk. Most hospitals and health facilities would lack the necessary medical supplies to function, leading to preventable deaths. In 2021, 99 percent of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical supplies entered Syria through the Bab Al-Hawa crossing. MSF calls on the UN Security Council to renew the current cross-border resolution and keep Bab Al-Hawa crossing point open.