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Syria: Hollande pledges to work towards political solution but not with Syrian leader

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): France is ready to work with all countries that want to find a political solution to the four-year crisis in Syria except for President Bashar Al-Assad, who cannot be part of the solution, French President François Hollande told the UN General Assembly on Monday at the annual general debate.

Syria: UN cites utter desperation behind 'tsunami' of refugees into Europe

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS) Despair at appalling living conditions among the 4 million Syrians who have already fled to neighbouring countries is fuelling the current flood of refugees to Europe as they flee once more, this time from restrictions and under-funded aid programmes that have led to child labour and even 'survival sex,' the United Nations said on Friday.

Syria: UN health agency urges donors to assist countries ‘doing the heavy lifting’

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) Crippling funding shortfalls are hindering the ability of emergency teams to meet the escalating health needs of the millions of Syrians displaced by civil war and donors need to step up support to countries in the region doing the “heavy lifting,” warned the World Health Organization (WHO).

Three new suspected cases of typhoid near Yarmouk camp in Syria

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Following humanitarian operations in the southern Syrian town of Yalda, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it has identified three new suspected cases of typhoid.

Ban praises progress of panel to investigate chemical weapons in Syria

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday congratulated the leadership of a panel that has been charged with establishing a mechanism to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

'Time to overcome diplomatic failure' in Syria, says head of UN-mandated rights probe

New York, Sept 22 (IBNS) It is time to overcome diplomatic failure and recognise that there is a global interest in returning Syria to peace, the head of a United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry said today, warning that if conflict continues, nations will be "fuelling a war to keep their influence over a country that will barely exist."

Syria: UN official appeals to Security Council to find political solution to crisis

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian chief on Wednesday urged the Security Council to find a political solution to end the conflict in Syria, warning its members that the fighting had created one of the largest refugee exoduses since the Second World War.

Millions of children in Syria deprived of education: UNICEF

New York, Sept 16 (IBNS): As children around the world return to school, there are more than two million in Syria who will not be able to join them, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) cautioned on Tuesday, adding that another 400,000 are at risk of dropping out of school as a direct result of conflict, violence and displacement.

Syria: Ban promises establishment of chemical weapons accountability probe

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s authorization to set up an investigative mechanism to identify who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, promising its "speedy establishment" and urging full cooperation by all parties in Syria.

Syria: UN agency discovers nine suspected cases of typhoid near Yarmouk camp

New York, Sep 3 (IBNS): Following humanitarian operations in the southern Syrian town of Yalda, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it has identified nine new suspected cases of typhoid and one case of scabies.

Volatile Syria requires sustained donor support: UN relief chief

New York, Sep 2 (IBNS): Even as aid agencies continue to reach those impacted by the Syria conflict, the needs of the 7.6 million people displaced by the war and the 4 million others who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries are "greater than ever," and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis looks set to deteriorate even further unless a political solution is found, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Tuesday.

Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra's ancient temple

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS) Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

Syria: UNRWA reaches near Yarmouk camp as typhoid outbreak hits Palestinian refugees

New York, Aug 20 (IBNS): The United Nations relief agency responsible for the welfare of Palestine refugees across the Middle East announced on Wednesday it has conducted its first humanitarian mission to Yalda, near the besieged Yarmouk camp in Syria, where six cases of typhoid have been confirmed.

'Horrified' by immense human suffering in Syria, UN relief chief urges all parties to protect civilians

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Horrified by the "total disrespect" for civilian life in Syria, as evidenced by airstrikes on a market in Douma, the top United Nations humanitarian official today warned that the protracted conflict in the country not only severely affects the lives of millions of people, but also threatens the stability of the entire region and beyond.

Syria: UN special envoy condemns indiscriminate shelling in civilian areas

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): 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.