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Syria: UN chief welcomes reopening of life-saving aid corridor

A large UN aid convoy was able to cross into northwest Syria on Tuesday following the reopening of a vital border crossing.

UN: Deal reached with Syria to reopen main border crossing from Türkiye

New York: A deal has been reached with the Government of Syria to reopen the main border crossing from Türkiye to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Syria still mired in division, top UN envoy tells Security Council

New York: Months of “potentially significant diplomacy” to resolve the crisis in Syria have not yielded any outcomes or political momentum for the war-weary population, both within the country and those displaced outside, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Monday.

First UN aid convoy reaches Syria’s quake-hit northwest since disaster

New York: As a UN aid convoy reached Syria on Thursday for the first time since devastating earthquakes cut off supply lines from Türkiye three days ago, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, called for assurances that desperately needed assistance inside Syria would not be held up or “politicized”.

Syria: Chemical weapons pose unacceptable threat, and are a ‘danger to us all’

Any use of chemical weapons anywhere is simply “unacceptable”, the deputy head of the UN Disarmament Affairs office (UNODA) told the Security Council on Thursday, briefing on efforts to eliminate the scourge from the battlefields and towns of Syria.

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.

UNICEF: Grim start to new year as 2 children are killed, 5 injured, in Syria

New York: Warring parties should never attack children or the services they rely on, a senior official with the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Tuesday, following recent violence and disruption in Syria.

Syria: Conflict, COVID and rising costs, ‘pushing people beyond their limits’

New York: World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley concluded a three-day visit to Syria on Friday, warning that more people there are in the grips of hunger than at any time during their country’s decade-long conflict.

After 10 years of war in Syria, siege tactics still threaten civilians

New York: The future for Syria’s people is “increasingly bleak”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, highlighting escalating conflict in several areas of the war-ravaged country, a return to siege tactics and popular demonstrations linked to the plummeting economy.

UN strongly condemns ‘appalling’ attack on Syrian hospital

New York: Senior UN officials have condemned a deadly attack on a hospital in Syria this past weekend, underlining the need for accountability for crimes committed in the country’s decade-long war.

‘No respite’ for civilians in Syria, UN officials urge international support

New York: Senior United Nations officials have called on the international community to step up funding for relief programmes supporting millions of people in Syria and the region, who depend on the life-saving assistance and livelihood support after a decade of brutal conflict.

Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

New York: This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s population has been uprooted, with some 12 million people internally displaced or living as refugees. 

Fate still unclear of ‘tens of thousands’ of civilian detainees in Syria

New York: The fate of tens of thousands of civilians being held in Syria’s “notorious” prisons or detention centres is still unclear, 10 years after the country’s civil war began, UN investigators said on Monday.

Syria: ‘Identified gaps, inconsistencies’ raise questions over elimination of chemical weapons

New York: “Identified gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies” that remain unresolved, have brought into question the true extent of the elimination of chemical weapons during Syria’s bloody conflict, the UN disarmament chief told the Security Council in her briefing on Tuesday.

UN rights expert urges United States to remove sanctions hindering rebuilding in Syria

New York: A UN independent human rights expert, on Tuesday, called on the United States to remove unilateral sanctions against Syria that may hamper efforts to rebuild the war-torn country’s destroyed civilian infrastructure.