syria

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.

‘Marathon of suffering’ in Syria conflict, far from over: UN humanitarian adviser

The fighting in Syria “is not over” and neither is the “marathon of suffering” for millions of people in the war-torn country, a senior aid official at the UN said on Thursday.

News In Brief 27 April 2018

  • UN chief salutes “courage and leadership” of DPRK and Republic of Korea
  • Innocent civilians caught in crossfire as violence surges: South Sudan mission chief
  • Concern rises for thousands living in and around besieged Palestinian camp in Syria
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News In Brief 25 April 2018

  • Situation in Syria’s Idlib “remains catastrophic” as donors pledge $4.4 billion at Brussels conference
  • Chemical Weapons inspectors visit site of alleged attack in Douma
  • Concern rising for “escalating” conflict in Myanmar’s Kachin State
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UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for war-ravaged Syria; leaders underscore need for political solution

International donors at a United Nations-European Union humanitarian conference pledged nearly $4.4 billion on Wednesday to fund critical aid programmes in war-torn Syria throughout 2018.

UN-EU conference on future of Syria opens in Brussels with urgent call for international support

With the conflict in Syria into its eighth bloody year and human suffering worsening by the day, the United Nations and partners on Tuesday made a major appeal for additional funds, as well as for reinvigorating the stalled UN-led Geneva talks.

News In Brief 24 April 2018

  • UN has “exhausted its resources to respond” to Syria crisis, says humanitarian relief chief
  • To ensure peace and development ‘we need greater unity and courage’ says UN chief
  • World Immunization Week aims to make sure ‘we are all protected together’
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There must be justice for victims of crimes in Syria, says head of UN body building cases for prosecution

Those who committed the most serious crimes in Syria must be identified, and criminal case files must be built as the basis for prosecutions, the head of a United Nations body assisting these efforts said Wednesday.

Mediator seeks ‘relaunch’ of UN-led Syrian talks

A renewed United Nations-led diplomatic push is under way for a “meaningful relaunch” of intra-Syrian talks by the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, his office has announced.

Syria: Sustained fighting taking ‘enormous’ toll on civilians, UN aid chief tells Security Council

Despite the Security Council’s demand for cessation of hostilities in Syria, civilians in the war-torn country continue to bear the “enormous” cost of intense military activity by parties to the conflict, the top United Nations relief official said Tuesday.