Idlib

News in Brief 18 October 2018

  • UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted and abused in South Sudan
  • ‘More time’ agreed for buffer zone, to spare three million Syrian civilians in Idlib
  • Under fire, UN refugee agency evacuates 135 detained in Libya to Niger
Audio -
2'37"

Syria’s Idlib could be the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century: OCHA

There’s growing international concern for almost three million people “trapped” inside Syria’s Idlib, amid fears of an all-out military assault on this last opposition region, the UN aid agency, OCHA, has warned.  OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke spoke to UN News's Daniel Johnson.

Audio -
5'7"

Save Idlib from ‘transforming into a blood bath’, UN chief Guterres urges fighters and their allies

A full-scale battle for Idlib must be avoided at all costs, the United Nations Secretary-General has stressed, warning that failure to do so would unleash “a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict” so far.

News In Brief 11 September 2018

  • Syria’s Idlib risks becoming worst humanitarian tragedy of 21st century: OCHA
  • OHCHR on Myanmar freedom of expression violations
  • Venezuela ready for “new cooperation” with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Audio -
4'

News In Brief 07 September 2018

  • WFP prepares for Idlib displacement as insecurity mars start of school year
  • Yemen Consultations continue, opposition delegation awaited
  • UN agencies ‘ready to assess villages in Rakhine State’, awaiting access
Audio -
3'44"

UN envoy ‘encouraged’ by latest talks on avoiding ‘worst-case scenario’ in Syria’s Idlib

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Wednesday detailed his most recent efforts to revive stalled peace talks which could end the brutal conflict that has been raging there for more than seven years.

News In Brief 06 February 2018

  • Burundi risks becoming a forgotten refugee crisis
  • UN Commission condemns upsurge of violence in Syria
  • Fresh violence in DRC displaces thousands
Audio -
4'

News In Brief 05 February 2018

  • Further proof of chemical weapons use in Syria should be met with “meaningful response”: UN Disarmament Affairs chief
  • “Human cost” of prolonged crisis in Libya highlighted in $313 million appeal
  • World’s poorest countries need faster growth to reach SDGs: UNCTAD
Audio -
3'42"

Lives at risk “every minute that passes” in besieged Eastern Ghouta

Close to 400,000 civilians continue to be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta, said the UN on Monday.

Fighting has intensified and humanitarian agencies have not been able to provide lifesaving food or medical supplies, since 28th of November.

Audio -
6'13"

Civilians at even greater risk of attack in Syria

More aid is getting through to civilians caught up in the Syrian war, but there’s been a worrying escalation in the number of attacks against them and humanitarian workers that must stop, a senior UN adviser said on Thursday.

Audio -