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"Direct attacks" against medical staff and patients "must end"

A nurse taking care of an infant child in an incubator at the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a. Hospitals and clinics in Yemen have been paralyzed by the war: they have either been attacked, run out of medical supplies and fuel or the medical staff have been forced to flee. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Yasin

The "systematic destruction" of medical facilities, staff and patients during conflict is a violation of international law that "must end". That's according to the UN Secretary General, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday.…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

Syria envoy "cautious" for re-launch of cessation of hostilities

Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The UN official overseeing peace talks on Syria has expressed his "cautious" hope for the re-launch of a cessation…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

Recent attacks in Syria show "monstrous disregard" for civilians

Displaced Syrians receive UNICEF winter clothing kits. Photo: UNICEF/Aho Yousef

The latest violence in Syria reveals "a monstrous disregard for civilian lives" by all sides to the country's conflict,…

29 Apr 2016 / Listen /

Syria human toll and suffering "sickening and obscene": UN

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The human toll and suffering in Syria is "sickening and obscene" in a senseless fight where there is nothing…

28 Apr 2016 / Listen /
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