Ban urges global community to help Syria end ‘cataclysmic conflict’

The international community should be ashamed that three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, the Middle Eastern country’s “cataclysmic conflict” continues unabated, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Syria: deputy UN relief chief urges political solution amid 'extremely challenging' humanitarian crisis

Humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the Syrian conflict is being increasingly obstructed by the ongoing fighting in the country and a shortfall in critical funding, a senior United Nations relief official warned today.

Syria: UN special envoy continues consultations on ways to end an escalating conflict

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, continues his talks with the parties to the conflict in this country within the framework of the Geneva consultations, having yesterday met with leaders of the Syrian tribes, according to a UN spokesperson.

Aid efforts for Syrian refugees imperilled by ‘staggering’ $3 billion funding gap – UN

Humanitarian and development efforts targeting millions of Syrian refugees are at risk of collapsing due to a severe funding crisis, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned today.

UN rights expert deplores ‘profound failure of diplomacy’ as Syria conflict escalates

Syria’s “ever-accelerating” cycle of violence continues to reap civilian casualties and provoke “unspeakable suffering”, the head of a United Nations-mandated Commission of Inquiry warned today, as he lamented the international community’s inability to bring the country’s four-year war to a close.

Civilians “targeted deliberately” by all sides in Syria

The Syrian conflict shows no signs of stopping while terrible human rights abuses continue unabated, UN investigators said Tuesday.

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In Damascus, UN envoy wraps up talks with Syrian parties, condemns violence against civilians

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria ended today a three-day visit to Damascus, which took place in the framework of the current consultations aimed at operationalizing the Geneva Communiqué of 30 June 2012.

Thousands flee Syria for Turkey, escaping aggression between rival military forces – UN refugee agency

New fighting in northern Syria has forced 23,135 refugees – some 70 per cent of whom are women and children – to flee across the border into Turkey's Sanliurfa province, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Syria: UN special envoy arrives in Damascus for talks with Government officials

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura has begun a visit to the capital, Damascus, following an invitation by the Government to visit the country, according to a spokesman for the Organization.

Rights chief calls for "reset" on naming and shaming

Colossal human rights abuses are happening all over the world and “too many states” are backing out of their obligations to protect people, the UN’s top rights official said Monday.

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