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Syria: UN special envoy condemns indiscriminate shelling in civilian areas

Condemning the continued use of indiscriminate weapons in civilian areas of Syria, the United Nations special envoy for the country has today renewed his call on the warring parties to immediately cease such attacks and focus on finding a political solution to the “unacceptable situation” in their homeland.

Head of UN food relief agency appeals for continued support to Syrian refugees

The head of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) called today on the international community to continue supporting Syrian refugees displaced in neighboring countries, appealing to the world “not to forget” the crisis and to provide the agency the means to meet their needs.

In Jordan, head of UN food relief agency urges increased funding for Syrian refugees

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has voiced concern over the deteriorating conditions of Syrian refugees now residing in Jordan amid funding shortfalls and urged the international donor community to ramp up financing for ongoing humanitarian efforts in the Middle Eastern country.

Cultural destruction a "blow to peace”

The deliberate targeting of cultural treasures is a terrifying experience for communities that can hamper the restoration of peace, the UN’s heritage agency

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Security Council approves probe into those responsible for using chemical weapons in Syria

The United Nations Security Council today gave the greenlight for the establishment of a Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.