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GENEVA / BRAHIMI KERRY

UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi met with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria in Geneva on Thursday. Earlier today, Brahimi’s office issued a statement following the breakdown of negotiations between the Syrian Government and a Negotiating Committee representing the civilians and fighters still trapped in the Old [...]

17 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA TORTURE

A report into the credibility of photographic evidence of large-scale torture and killing smuggled out of Syria, was presented today by France at the United Nations. David Crane, one of the authors of the report, said that "the photographs and the witness himself are credible and sustainable in a court of law at international or [...]

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SYRIA / AID EASTERN ALEPPO

Following an agreement with the Syrian Government and the opposition, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and SARC (Syrian Arab Red Crescent) this week carried out a rare and risky operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to the besieged neighborhood of Boustan al Qaser in Eastern Aleppo. UNHCR

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SHAKESPEARE SYRIA REFUGEE

Wiam Yousef Al-Ammari stopped going to school after fleeing Syria more than a year ago. However she plays a star role in "Shakespeare in Zaatari" which has inspired her to become an actress.  UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / BEDOUIN TEACHER

An estimated 25 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are not enrolled in schools. Some refugee teachers have taken it into their own hands to educate their children. Jamal Shahadeh opened a school at a refugee settlement near Amman, where all the residents are Bedouin relatives. UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA UPDATE

After briefing the Security Council in closed consultations, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said there needs to be "justice and accountability" in Syria and pointed out that the Syrian Government "is mostly responsible for the violations" and perpetrators should be referred to the International Criminal Court. UNTV

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / KUWAIT FUNDING SYRIA

The government of Kuwait has made available $300 million to humanitarian agencies working inSyriaon the humanitarian crisis. CH UNTV

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIA ONE MILLION REFUGEES

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon surpassed 1 million on Thursday, a devastating milestone worsened by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point. UNHCR

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / BEKAA HANY

 Hany is a 20 year old Syrian refugee fromHomswho lives with his family in a small tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Back inSyria, Hany was at university studying to be a communications engineer, but he was unable to complete his studies. UNHCR  

29 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Violence against civilians is continuing in Syria despite a UN Security Council resolution calling for increased and unhindered humanitarian access. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator said the situation of millions of people has not improved, adding that conflict and violence have intensified in the past four weeks with many people killed and injured. UNTV / FILE

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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