(UN News Centre) – Speaking to journalists after a meeting of the Humanitarian Taskforce (HTF), Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, stated that the horrific attack on a convoy of evacuees this past weekend had impacted everyone at today’s talks. “Armed groups’ representatives [present at the HTF], Government representatives and non-governmental […]

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(Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations) – One nurse was killed, and several staff were wounded yesterday in an attack on a hospital in Dael, Daraa. The hospital was hit by airstrikes at 1:30 A.M. on April 9, 2017 destroying an ambulance, damaging the hospital and putting it out of service. On April 3, there was […]

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(Oxfam) – Violence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities on the Western Balkan route are a frequent occurrence, claim refugees and other migrants in a new NGO report revealed today. People fleeing war, persecution and poverty describe beatings, robbery and inhuman treatment at the hands of police, border guards and other officials. In many cases, people […]

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(CNN) – These methods of warfare are so grotesque, they’re banned by international law. Airstrikes on civilian hospitals. Barrel bombs that kill and maim indiscriminately. Chemical attacks that suffocate children with their eyes still open. But these are the threats Syrian civilians face every day. An estimated 90,000 to 120,000 civilians have been killed since the […]

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(HRW) – Participants at a conference on Syria in Brussels on April 5, 2017, should address the reasons why more than half a million refugee children are still not in school, Human Rights Watch said today. Donors and host countries had pledged that all Syrian refugee children would be receiving a quality education by the end […]

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(New York Times) – Holding photographs of dead Syrian children after a suspected chemical bomb attack, the United States ambassador to the United Nations warned on Wednesday that her country might take unilateral action if the Security Council failed to respond to the latest atrocity in the Syria war. Facing her first serious Syria showdown at the […]

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(UNICEF) – No child is spared the horror of the war in the Syrian Arab Republic, where children come under attack on a daily basis. More than 1.7 million children are out of school. Yet amid the horrors and suffering, children affected by the Syrian crisis continue to dream of a brighter future. In late […]

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(LA Times) – Dozens of people were killed and scores were wounded Tuesday in a suspected chemical weapons attack on rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Tuesday, activists and a monitoring group said. Some activists placed the death toll higher, from 70 to 100. Several reported that airstrikes had targeted clinics treating the wounded. Link

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