On the fifth attempt, the UN Security Council found a compromise to resume aid deliveries to war-torn Syria, one day after the year-long humanitarian operation in Syria ended.
Russia wanted to reduce the number of border crossings for aid to be brought into war-torn Syria. Its proposal only got four votes. Germany's Foreign Minister Maas slammed Russia for making the humanitarian crisis worse.
The UN remains split on the way to deliver aid to Syria, with Beijing and Moscow vetoing the latest humanitarian push. The nations disagree on which border crossings should be used and for how long.
When delegates from 50 states signed the founding charter of the United Nations, the world was still grappling with the ravages of WWII. Today, the ideals they signed up to are undergoing an unprecedented stress test.
The weakened mandate means more than 1 million Syrians could see aid deliveries halted. Russia and other UN Security Council members clashed over the terms of the aid mission.
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