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Syrians facing ‘ever worsening’ conditions, top UN officials warn

New York: Syrians are facing an “ever worsening humanitarian crisis” amid the ongoing 12-year-long conflict, top UN officials told the Security Council on Thursday, as the General Assembly adopted a resolution to create a first-of-its-kind institution to address the issue of more than 100,000 people still missing in the country.

UN chief insists on solidarity with people of Syria, with ‘no time to spare’

New York: As donors gathered in Brussels at an international pledging conference for Syria organized by the European Union on Thursday, UN chief António Guterres highlighted the immense suffering of the Syrian people, which he said “defies description”.

Turkish military neutralizes 41 PKK militants in N Syria

Ankara: Turkish forces have neutralized 41 militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), banned by Ankara as terrorist, during an operation in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

Syria: ‘Unprecedented funding crisis’ means cuts for 2.5 million in need, warns WFP

New York: An unprecedented funding crisis in Syria has forced the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to announce cuts to aid being provided for 2.5 million of the 5.5 million people who rely on the agency for basic food needs.

Fresh diplomatic gains must match action on the ground in Syria to end war

New York: Action on the ground must match diplomacy’s steadily advancing gains towards ending the 12-year-old war in Syria, where violence is once again, killing a growing numbers of civilians, the top UN official in the country said on Tuesday.

Israel carries out new attack against military sites in Syria

Damascus/UNI: Israel launched a fresh missile attack against military sites in the central Syrian province of Homs after midnight Sunday, the state TV reported.

Türkiye, Syria quake response continues, food security threat rising

New York: Almost two months after deadly earthquakes struck Türkiye and northern Syria, a large-scale humanitarian operation is underway for which funding is still desperately needed, the UN Humanitarian Affairs coordination office (OCHA) said on Friday.

‘Bring them home’: UN experts call for repatriating detained Syria children

New York: Independent UN-appointed human rights experts on Friday called for the urgent repatriation of children from northeast Syria, as they enter their fifth year of detention.

ILO calls for fresh support as job losses grip post-quake Türkiye and Syria

New York: Urgent support is needed to prevent a slide into poverty and an increase in child labour and hand-to-mouth jobs, following the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria in February, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday in new assessment reports.

UN officials call for durable solution to end the war in Syria

New York: Three senior UN officials underscored the need for a political solution to end the war in Syria, in statements marking the 12th anniversary of the conflict on Wednesday.

More than half of all Syrians going hungry: WFP

New York: More than half of the population in Syria is facing hunger as the country grapples with 12 years of war and recent devastating earthquakes, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Tuesday.

Step up support to Syria-Türkiye earthquake survivors: UN refugee chief

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Monday underlined the need for greater and urgent international support for survivors of the recent deadly earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye following a five-day visit to the two countries.

Türkey-Syria quakes: Migration chief hails ‘proud and brave’ citizens of Antakya

The head of the UN migration agency IOM, stood in the middle of the ancient Turkish city of Antakya on Saturday, and called on the international community to “strengthen its efforts” to ensure aid reaches the millions impacted by last month’s deadly earthquakes.

Syria: Guterres demands ‘renewed energy’ for peace as war enters 12th year

New York: Support provided to Syria following the recent deadly earthquakes must be directed towards finding a political solution to the civil war, now entering its 12th year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday.

Compromise is crucial in search for peace for sake of all Syrians, urges UN negotiator

New York: The Syrian conflict will only be resolved if all parties involved in it are prepared to make the kind of compromises on humanitarian grounds that followed last month’s earthquake disaster, UN negotiator Geir Pedersen said on Wednesday.