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GENEVA / SYRIA COI

Presenting the latest report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, the Commission's Chair, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, said that he had run out of words to depict the gravity of the crimes committed inside Syria. UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  High Commissioner António Guterres said that Syria has become “the worst humanitarian tragedy of our time.” UNHCR

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / REAX OBAMA

Responding to questions on US President Barack Obama's statements about US military action in Syria, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said he would not "prejudge actions that have not yet (been) taken," but indicated that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agrees that "the threat of ISIS / ISIL needs to be faced." UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DOMIZ REFUGEE CAMP

In Syria, Shareef had a modest grocery shop. When fighting intensified, he decided to sell it and use the money to flee into Iraq where he opened a bakery. When he saw a TV report about Iraqis fleeing conflict in their own country, he rushed to help displaced Iraqis near Domiz refugee camp. In the [...]

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

In his first address to the Human Rights Council, the new United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that stopping "the increasingly conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria" should be the highest priority of the international community. UNTV CH

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

US ambassador Samantha Power expressed her government's concern that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get chemical weapons in Syria. She said "if there are chemical weapons left in Syria, there will be a risk that those weapons fall into ISIL's hands. And we can only imagine what a group like that would [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

The US is planning to table a Security Council resolution to strengthen the ability of national governments to tackle the phenomenon of foreign fighters, especially of ISIL. US Ambassador Samantha Power noted the need to share intelligence and said the US will be contributing expertise to curb this issue. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNDOF PEACEKEEPERS

Commenting on the 45 Fijian peacekeepers detained by an armed group in the Golan, the UN top peacekeeping official said "what we demand is the immediate and safe and unconditional release of these peacekeepers." UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNDOF PEACEKEEPERS

A UN spokesperson said the 45 Fijian peacekeepers forced from Position 27 in Golan on 28 August continue to be detained by armed elements and that no additional information on their status or location has been established. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / THREE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people amid reports of increasingly horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman is a single mother to a 15-year-old daughter. She also looks after her disabled sister. UNHCR

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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