Hopes a ceasefire will hold in aftermath of Syria earthquake


CIC Deputy Director and Senior Fellow Hanny Megally talks to the Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s Rachel Hayter about the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria’s call for a ceasefire after the recent devastating earthquake in Syria.

“Agreement has been reached between in Damascus between the United Nations and the Syrian authorities – President Assad – to allow this to happen. So there has not been a Security Council resolution because that agreement has been reached. When the earthquake hit and it was clear that this was going to be a huge tragedy, the Commission of Inquiry called for a ceasefire because obviously with the shelling and the bombardments going on, it would have been difficult for international humanitarian assistance and aid to come to the area.”

Listen to the full segment (4 minutes)

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