Idlib

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.

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.

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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.

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Alleged chemical attack overwhelms Syria medical staff

Medical staff and facilities in Syria’s Idlib governorate are “overwhelmed” and short of lifesaving medicines after a deadly suspected chemical attack, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Attacks on medical facilities “shocking hallmark” of Syria crisis

Direct targeting of medical facilities and staff has become a “shocking hallmark” of the Syrian conflict.

That’s according to an international human rights expert, citing figures which show that more than 700 health workers have been killed since fighting broke out in March 2011.

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One million Syria kids at risk as jabs campaign halts

The lives of “at least” one million Syrian children are at risk from missed vaccinations because of the conflict there, the UN warned Thursday.

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Syria envoy in Damascus to push for humanitarian access

Efforts to relaunch peace talks on Syria in Geneva continued on Tuesday with the announcement that the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has been in Damascus, amid concerns that repeated attacks on hospitals and medical

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