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UN aid chief highlights 2 million Syrians in greatest need

New York, May 30 (IBNS): Less than 20 per cent of the “desperate” civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have got the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday, calling for the Security Council to help ease their plight.

Displacement surges as twin military offensives drive thousands from Afrin and east Ghouta – UN

New York, Mar 21 (JEN): The humanitarian crisis in Syria is reaching new peaks as hundreds of thousands of people flee the escalating fighting in Eastern Ghouta and Afrin, the latest flashpoints in the long-running conflict, United Nations relief agencies said Tuesday.

Thousands suffering amid harrowing conditions in east Ghouta and Afrin – UN

New York, Mar 20 (JEN): The United Nations in Syria is appealing urgently for help to ease the catastrophic situation for tens for thousands of people impacted by fighting in Eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, and the northern town of Afrin.

Syria: Children, families killed by airstrikes, shelling in Afrin – UN

New York, Mar 17 (JEN): Dozens of children have been killed since fighting began in the north-western Syrian town of Afrin, where people are under bombardment, hospitals have been shut down and water supplies cut off, the United Nations has reported.

Syria ‘bleeding inside and out’ as conflict enters eighth year, says UN chief

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): Despite a United Nations Security Council demand to institute a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, airstrikes, shelling and ground offensives have intensified in Eastern Ghouta, Secretary-General António Guterres reported Monday, warning that the conflict is entering its eighth year with the “grimmest” reality on the ground.

Syria: UN aid convoy returns to eastern Ghouta

New York, Mar 10 (JEN): The United Nations and partners on Friday reached the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta to complete distribution of food aid after intense shelling cut short deliveries to the war-torn enclave earlier this week.

Fighting prevents UN and aid partners from returning to Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

New York, Mar 9 (JEN): Continuing fighting forced the postponement on Thursday of a United Nations inter-agency relief convoy to Douma, a neighborhood in Syria’s war-ravaged Eastern Ghouta, a UN spokesman reported.

UN food relief agency and partners deliver much-needed aid to Syria’s east Ghouta

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): A United Nations-Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) humanitarian convoy arrived in the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Monday bringing life-saving aid to thousands of desperate people, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has reported.

Aid convoy for Eastern Ghouta should arrive on Monday, UN and partners announce

New York, Mar 5 (JEN): The United Nations and its partners plan to deliver much-needed relief assistance to the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta this week, the global organization’s humanitarian wing said on Sunday.

Those responsible for war crimes in Syria ‘will be held accountable for what they have done,’ says UN rights chief

New York, Mar 3 (JEN): War crimes, potentially crimes against humanity, are likely being committed in east Ghouta and elsewhere in Syria, and the United Nations human rights chief warned on Friday that the perpetrators of these acts must know they are being identified and will be held accountable.

Syria: ‘Actions, not words’ needed to save lives in East Ghouta – UN humanitarian wing

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): Following Sunday’s military operations in Syria’s east Ghouta, which claimed 30 lives, including women and children, reliable reports indicate that fighting continued and that shelling between East Ghouta and Damascus was ongoing in both directions, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported Tuesday.

‘Hell on earth’ in Syria’s eastern Ghouta must end – UN chief Guterres

New York, Feb 27 (JEN): Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta, the troubled Kasais region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, where violence has sparked a major exodus of Muslim Rohingyas, were all in the spotlight as the Geneva-based Human Rights Council opened its session today, with UN officials warning that these situations spiraled into crisis “because not enough was done, early and collectively, to prevent the rising horrors.”

‘You can still save lives’; UN aid chief urges Security Council action to halt violence in Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

New York, Feb 23 (JEN): The United Nations humanitarian chief on Thursday called for action by the Security Council to halt the appalling destruction of Syria’s eastern Ghouta, where nearly 300 people have reportedly been killed in just the past few days, as “bombs and mortars have rained down on bakeries and medical facilities.”

Civilian situation in Syria’s east Ghouta ‘spiraling out of control,’ warns UN aid official

New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): The humanitarian situation of civilians in Syria’s east Ghouta is spiraling out of control, a senior United Nation aid official has warned in the wake of escalating conflict which resulted in more than 40 civilian deaths on Monday alone.  

UN, partners complete first aid delivery in months to Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Thousands of civilians in east Ghouta now have life-saving food and medical supplies after the first aid convoy in nearly three months reached the besieged enclave just outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country said on Friday.