The director of the Syrian Civil Defense in the north, Raed Al-Saleh, accused a United Nations team of threatening Syrian humanitarian organizations because of the team's annoyance at the accusations leveled at the United Nations of failing to respond to the earthquake disaster that killed more than 5,800 people in Syria, according to the latest announced figures.

The Support Coordination Unit of the Syrian opposition coalition announced that more than 55,000 people were displaced to shelters after the earthquake, adding to more than 20,000 others who were staying in shelters before the earthquake because of the war.

Al-Saleh mentioned that the UN team said that the Syrian humanitarian organizations should be silent and choose their correct place.

He also accused the United Nations agencies of politicizing aid by requesting approval from the Bashar al-Assad regime to open the crossings, pointing to the existence of a legal basis that allows the United Nations to carry out cross-border operations without the need for authorization from states or even the Security Council.

On the other hand, the director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, said that the program is not getting the entry facilities it needs from the authorities in northwestern Syria, which is slowing down the arrival of aid.

Beasley added that the Turkish and Syrian governments are cooperating well in earthquake relief efforts.

He pointed out that the money is running out for relief efforts, and that it is enough for about 60 days only.

Representatives of the United Nations visited the city of Jandris in northern Syria to assess relief aid after the earthquake, a town described as one of the most affected areas in northern Syria.

The international organization had appealed to the countries of the world to collect 400 million dollars in gifts and donations for the afflicted in Syria.