humanitarian protection

‘Great cause of concern’ UN chief tells Security Council, surveying 'bleak' state of civilian protection

Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council added the protection of civilians to its agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres told the chamber on Thursday that while safeguards were stronger, “compliance has deteriorated”.  

Ceasefire in Syria holding, but “ruptures” and violations continue

The situation on the ground has changed “dramatically” since a cessation of hostilities between rival parties in Syria began more than six weeks ago, but violations are becoming more frequent.

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