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New York, Many people in Syria are trying to lead “a normal life amidst the ruins” of their country devastated by years of conflict; that’s according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, who visited the Syrian city of Douma this week. more
Millions at risk if Syria’s war moves to last redoubt of Idlib, warns senior aid official

New York: Aid access to embattled Syrians may soon improve following recent military gains by the Government, but the war “cannot be allowed to go to Idlib”, the head of the U ...

The ‘used and abused’ children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means, Security Council hears

New York: More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Frida ...

‘Warehouses emptying’ amid growing humanitarian needs in south-west Syria

New York: More than 180,000 people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in south-west Syria after weeks of escalating hostilities that have restricted aid access to the area, the ...

UN chief strongly condemns terrorist attacks in south-west Syria

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, has strongly condemned multiple suicide bombings on Wednesday in the government-held town of Sweida, in Syria&rsquo ...

We must stop a devastating ‘battle to the end’ in southwest Syria, declares UN envoy

New York: A “full-scale” ground and aerial offensive in southwest Syria could inflict an even heavier toll on civilians than the suffering caused by previous devastating battl ...

‘Highly explosive’ escalation of conflict and displacement across Syria’s Idlib, says top UN official

New York: The situation inside Syria’s Idlib threatens to become “highly explosive” amid an uptick in conflict between armed groups and a spike in the number of people d ...

UN aid chief highlights 2 million Syrians in greatest need

New York: Less than 20 per cent of the “desperate” civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have got the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior Uni ...

Syria: Civilians bear brunt of unilateral sanctions, exacerbating ‘unparalleled suffering, destruction,’ says UN expert

New York: Syrian civilians are frequently being denied live-saving humanitarian support – an unintended consequence of unilateral sanctions, that are exacerbating an already dire si ...

Syria: Break impasse in Security Council, avoid situation ‘spiraling out of control’ – UN chief

New York: Amid the risks of the situation in Syria “spiraling out of control,” the United Nations chief has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security Council to b ...