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Toxic gas attack in Syria leaves over 100 people hospitalised

Aleppo, Nov 25 (IBNS): At least 107 people were hospitalised after a toxic gas attack hit government-controlled city of Aleppo in Syria, local media reports said on Sunday.

Syria: At least 60 people killed by suicide bombers

Al Bab, Feb 25 (IBNS): At least 60 people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed in two separate incidents following the detonation of car bombs by suicide bombers near Al Bab area of Syria, reports said.

9 killed in militant attacks in Syria

Damascus, Jan 13 (IBNS): At least seven people were killed in an explosion in Syrian city of Damascus on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.

Syria: IS cuts off main source of water for Aleppo

Aleppo, Dec 30 (IBNS): Creating trouble, militant group ISIS on Friday cut off water for Aleppo city in Syria from its main source, media reports said.

Civilians brave freezing temperatures as Aleppo evacuations resume – UN

New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News): With civilians in war-battered eastern Aleppo braving sub-zero temperatures, evacuations escorted by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) resumed on Wednesday, as the agency estimates that more than 25,000 people have been evacuated from besieged neighbourhoods over the past five days, the United Nations said.

As evacuations resume in Aleppo, UN prepares to redeploy staff to monitor process

New York, Dec 21 (Just Earth News): As the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) resumed this morning evacuations from besieged neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo, the United Nations reported that it has received authorization to send 20 international and national staff to the city to play a critical role in the monitoring and the response.

Security Council approves UN monitors for Aleppo evacuations

New York, Dec 20 (Just Earth News):Alarmed at the “devastating” humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, where perhaps thousands of civilians remain trapped, the Security Council on Monday requested the United Nations and other relevant institutions to carry out “adequate, neutral monitoring and direct observation on evacuations from the eastern districts” of the war-battered city.

‘Aleppo now synonym for hell,’ Ban warns in final press conference as UN chief

New York, Dec 17 (Just Earth News):In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Fridaydelivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the country leaders have “squandered a peace agreement.”

UN invited to monitor and assist fresh evacuation efforts under way in war-ravaged Aleppo

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News): The United Nations was on Thursday invited to monitor and assist in the renewed effort to evacuate sick and wounded civilians and opposition fighters from the remaining rebel-held areas of Syria’s war-ravaged city of Aleppo, a senior UN humanitarian envoy announced on Thursday.

‘It is past time for you to act’ to end carnage in Aleppo, UN chief tells emergency Security Council session

New York, Dec 14 (Just Earth News): Aleppo should represent the end of the quest for military victory, not the start of a broader military campaign in a country already ravaged beyond all recognition by five years of war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an emergency meeting of the Security Council today, calling on the 15-member body to “do all we can to stop the carnage” and ensure that all the parties in the “wretched” conflict seek an inclusive political resolution.

Aleppo demands ‘bold action,’ including limiting use of Security Council veto – UN rights chief

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): The human rights calamity unfolding in Syria’s eastern Aleppo city demands bold new initiatives, including proposals to “limit the use of the veto” by the permanent members of the Security Council, the top United Nations human rights official declared on Tuesday.

‘Bunker-buster’ bombs in eastern Aleppo mean children not even safe underground, UN experts warn

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): The killing and maiming of children in eastern Aleppo by the Syrian Government and its allies is not only a brutal abdication of international human rights obligations, it will have a long-lasting impact on the young victims for generations to come, United Nations child rights experts warned on Monday.

Aid convoys ‘ready’ to enter Aleppo; UN envoys await Russia-US talks on truce

New York, Aug 26 (Just Earth News): Reporting that the Russian Federation is backing a 48-hour humanitarian pause in and around Aleppo, senior United Nations envoys on the Syrian crisis on Thursday said they are “waiting for others on the ground to do the same,” and are ready to green light aid convoys to the war-ravaged city once assurances are received.

Syria conflict: Image of injured boy goes viral, receives shocked expressions

Aleppo, Aug 18 (IBNS): The haunting image of a 5-year-old boy rescued from the rubble after a devastating airstrike in Syria's Aleppo has gone viral and drew outrage in social media.

‘Surrender or starve’ strategy signals deeper agony ahead for civilians in Aleppo, UN panel warns

New York, Aug 16 (Just Earth News): The situation of civilians in Aleppo is “critical and demands immediate attention and response,” a United Nations-mandated human rights panel warned on Tuesday, expressing grave for the safety of the war-raved city’s people, including some 100,000 children, and urging countries with influence to pressure the parties to the conflict in Syria to return to political negotiations.