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Detainees in Syria routinely "tortured"

Sabah left Homs and now lives in Tin City, Tripoli.  Her husband was killed leaving her alone with her son.  UNHCR/L.Addario.

People who have been detained in Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups are routinely tortured according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Syria is in its third year…

14 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Torture at "reception parties" in Syrian detention facilities

A group of 110 refugees from Damascus live in an abandoned prison in Sawiri, Bekaa Valley.  UNHCR/L.Addario

Detainees arriving at detention facilities across Syria are routinely tortured in what has come to be known as a…

14 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Sixty-five per cent of chemical weapons removed from Syria

During an OPCW training course on emergency response to chemical incidents, participants learn to use protective gear. Photo: OPCW (file).

Sixty-five per cent of Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons has now been removed from the country, according to the…

14 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Fears of major drought in Syria could uproot more people

WFP staff distributing ready to eat food to families who fled from Yarmouk, Syria.
© WFP/Bashar Elias

Millions of Syrians could face a major drought in the North West of the country if more rain does…

8 Apr 2014 / Listen /
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