Ahmad Tomeh, Interim Prime Minister, said that “establishing a buffer zone in Syria is a strategic demand and could be the first step towards reaching a comprehensive political solution to the conflict," during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu in Ankara. Davutoglu said that the Turkish government is still making efforts to establish safe havens in Syria for civilians to resort to and for the interim government to…
Ibrahim Miro, Interim Finance Minister, warns of an imminent humanitarian and food crisis that will affect people in the liberated and besieged areas, pointing to a FAO report six million Syrians are threatened by a worsening food crisis. The report attributes the causes of the crisis to multiple reasons, particularly the sharp decline in wheat production in 2014. Miro said that “the interim government predicted this crisis at its early…
The UN refugee agency on Tuesday warned that a $58.45 million USD funding shortfall, coupled with this year’s sharp recent growth in internal displacement, could leave up to 1 million Syrians and Iraqis without proper help as winter approaches. “The shortfall affects our winter preparedness programs, although we have already invested $154 million USD on winter aid for Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally displaced, and means that UNHCR is…
The Free Syrian Army took complete control of the town of Nawa and its surroundings in western Rural Dara'a after it cut off the supply routes used by regime forces. Regime forces were forced to withdraw out of the town after rebels captured important regime positions and three strategic hills overlooking the town, thus cutting off the supply routes used by regime forces stationed inside the town. The liberation of…
The General Commission of the Palestinian Refugees of the Syrian interim government opened its first office in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. The office will coordinate providing services and relief aid the residents of the camp which has been subject to months-long siege by pro-regime forces. The move comes as an implementation of the Commission's plan to transfer its headquarters and its activities to the the Syrian territory. A…
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