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GENEVA, July 6 (KUNA) — Kuwait on Tuesday expressed its grave concern over the destiny of those who have gone missing in the ongoing conflict in Syria. This came in a speech delivered by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal al-Ghunaim in the 47th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council. Al-Ghunaim pointed to the independent commission’s reports on the large-scale enforced disappearances, including tens of thousands of women, boys and girls, over the past decade in Syria.
He called on all the parties to the conflict to take measures so as to stop this act due, release immediately those individuals, provide support to the victims and uncover the destiny of all missing people. He stressed the importance for the parties to the conflict to take all required measures to pay much attention to the missing children and search for them, urging the parties to facilitate humanitarian aid access to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the besieged areas without discrimination. He noted that millions of Syrians have been suffering from the scarcity of basic needs and the coronavirus pandemic. Due to Syrians’ continued sufferings, Kuwait goes on assuming its responsibility as it hosted the first donor conferences and took part in several other donor conferences during which it had pledged USD 1.7 billion in aid to Syrian people, he pointed out.
Al-Ghunaim reiterated that Kuwait believes that the political solution is the only way to end the Syrian crisis and meet aspirations of Syrian people, in line with the 2012 Geneva statement and US Security Council 2254. Kuwait condemned strongly all human rights violations against the Syrian people and called for ending this conflict which enters its second decade with no clear hope for a fair and comprehensive solution to meet aspirations of all Syrian segments, he made clear. The Kuwaiti representative called on all parties to abide by all relevant international charters, allow the safe and sustainable entry of humanitarian aid, end besieging of residential areas and stop using of starvation as a warfare method.