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Syria’s needs are at their highest ever, says top rights probe

New York: Syria’s humanitarian needs are at their highest ever and any move to block aid from reaching the war-torn country should be resisted strongly, a top UN Human Rights Council probe said on Wednesday.

Syria: Decade of brutal war left nearly 307,000 civilians dead

New York: Between 1 March 2011 and 31 March 2021, 306,887 civilians were killed in the on-going war in Syria - the highest estimate yet of conflict-related deaths in the country, according to a new report published by the UN rights office (OHCHR) on Tuesday.

Syria: Guterres underlines ‘moral imperative’ to continue cross-border aid operation from Türkiye

New York: With humanitarian needs in Syria at their highest levels since the start of the civil war more than 11 years ago, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Monday for the Security Council to renew a resolution on delivering lifesaving aid to millions in northwest Syria, through cross-border operations from neighbouring Türkiye.

Israeli missile attack injures civilian in Syrian capital

Damascus/UNI/Xinhua: A civilian was injured in Israeli airstrikes targeting sites south of the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday morning, a Syrian military statement said.

UNDP steps up efforts to keep Syrians off the daily breadline

New York: As the Syria war enters its 12th year, the impact that the war in Ukraine is having on food security, is being felt by the most vulnerable Syrians, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said on Wednesday.

UN Syria Commission: ‘unconscionable to consider closing last border crossing’

New York: The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry said on Thursday that not extending current cross-border aid to Syria along the remaining route, would be a “failure of the highest order”. The warning to the Security Council comes as humanitarian needs throughout Syria are at their highest, since the start of the devastating 11-year war.

Syria: ‘Largest-ever number’ in need, warns UN relief chief

New York: With a scorching summer fast approaching, food prices rising and access to water and electricity limited in many parts of Syria, donors must make good on $4.3 billion in humanitarian pledges committed at last week’s Brussels funding conference, the UN’s senior humanitarian official told the Security Council on Friday.

UN launches joint appeal for Syria: ‘Apathy is not an option’

New York: As Syria begins 12 years of conflict amidst soaring humanitarian needs, UN agency heads launched during a European Union conference on Tuesday, a joint appeal for $10.5 billion.

Rights chief highlights urgent need for action over thousands missing in Syria

New York: Twelve years into the war in Syria, thousands of families “remain in the dark” when it comes to the fates of their missing relatives, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet told the General Assembly on Friday.

Syria: Rights experts call for humanitarian access to detained children

New York: Humanitarians must have full and unimpeded access to children arbitrarily held in detention centres in northeast Syria, a group of independent UN human rights experts said on Friday.

Syrian constitutional reform body seeking breakthrough, Security Council hears

New York: The committee tasked with drafting a new Syrian constitution - and thereby setting the country on a fresh trajectory to peace and stability - resumed its difficult and halting deliberations this week, against the backdrop of fresh urgency as the conflict marked its eleventh anniversary this month.

Ukraine war: Middle East food prices soaring, as donor fatigue kicks in, Security Council hears

New York: Amid growing donor fatigue and a brutal war in Ukraine that has diverted the world’s attention, the world must not forget millions of people in need across the Middle East and North Africa, the UN chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Syria: Children ‘live in fear of violence’, scarred by 11 years of war

New York: Nearly five million children born in Syria since March 2011 have known nothing but conflict. After 11 years of war, the crisis continues to leave them struggling with physical and psychological scars, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Syria: Use of chemical weapons ‘blight’ on international community’s conscience

New York: Impunity for the use of chemical weapons is “intolerable,” the UN disarmament chief told the Security Council meeting on Syria, held on Monday morning.

‘Hot conflict’ pushes 12 million Syrians into food insecurity

New York: As the Syrian war has driven poverty and hunger to levels higher than at any previous point, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Friday that he would continue to focus on engaging the parties to bring an end to the protracted conflict.