syria

News in Brief 22 March 2019

  • Needs still ‘critical’ for Cyclone Idai survivors, says UNICEF chief
  • Additional 15,000 people expected at Syria’s Al Hol camp after fleeing ISIL fighters
  • Human Rights Council resolutions wrap
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News in Brief 18 March 2019

  • UN will support DR Congo in addressing on-going threats to peace and security  
  • Syrians continue to suffer from one of the worst conflicts of our time: Guterres 
  • Terrorist attack in Mali condemned by UN representative in the country 
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‘Moral obligation and political imperative’ to support Syria on path to peace: Guterres

Governments across the world have a “moral obligation” to help Syrians “unite around a vision for their common future”, finally bringing an end to eight years of brutal conflict, said the UN Secretary-General on Friday.

News in Brief 14 March 2019

  • More violence in Idlib frames Brussels Syria pledging conference
  • Build sustainable societies, by switching to Green initiatives
  • Amend drug laws to eliminate racial discrimination, UN experts say
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UN welcomes 'record' Brussels conference pledge of nearly $7 billion to support Syrians

Foreign ministers from more than 50 countries gathered on Thursday at a joint European Union-UN pledging conference, and pledged to provide a record $6.97 billion, to support millions of Syrians in need both inside the country, and sheltering in host communities beyond its borders. 

There are still ‘massive humanitarian needs’ in Syria, despite drop in fighting

Syrian civilians still have a strong need for support from the international community, Panos Moumtzis, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, said on Wednesday.

When Yasmina Guerda from UN News spoke to Mr. Moumtzis, she asked him why the UN still considers Syria to be in a crisis.

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News in Brief 13 March 2019

  • Damage to the planet poses growing risk to human health
  • 260,000 children in DRC facing acute malnutrition
  • Syria still living on ‘razor edge’
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Syrians still living on ‘razor edge’ as UN launches $8.8 billion dollar appeal

An $8.8 billion funding appeal has been issued by the UN to help millions of Syrians who live a “razor-edge existence” inside and outside the war-torn country, along with the communities struggling to host them.

News in Brief 01 March 2019

  • Ebola treatment centre attacks likely to hamper virus control effort: WHO
  • Thousands continue to flee ISIL’s last stand in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor
  • Measles resurgence fuelled by just 10 countries, warns UNICEF
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Syrians ‘exposed to brutality every day’ as thousands continue fleeing ISIL’s last stand

In eastern Syria, 13,000 people have arrived at a protection camp in just the last week, after fleeing fighting in the last ISIL extremist stronghold in Deir-Ez-Zor governorate, the UN’s emergency coordination office, OCHA, said on Friday.