U.N. mulls Syria aid under Chapter 7

May 29, 2014 9:58 PM

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UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT: U.N. Security Council members are considering a draft resolution to authorize cross-border aid deliveries into Syria at four points without government consent, diplomats said Thursday, after an earlier council demand for greater access was ignored.

The 15-member Security Council achieved rare unity in unanimously approving a resolution in February that demanded rapid, safe and unhindered aid access in Syria, where the three-year civil war has killed more than 160,000 people.

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