The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) published the results of an assessment of the damage to Syrian cities caused by seven years of relentless bombardment by the Assad regime and its allies against the rebellious areas since 2011. The UNITAR published a damage atlas that uses satellite-detected damage analysis to identify buildings that are either destroyed, or severely, or moderately damaged. The analysis has been visualized and…
Western countries said that the Assad regime’s brutal response, and role in the conflict that followed, resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. In a joint statement marking the eighth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom said: “Eight years ago today, tens of thousands of Syrians took to the streets to claim the right to express themselves freely, call…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had recorded no fewer than 216 chemical attacks by the Assad regime forces since 2012. The Network said in its report that 1,461 people were killed in the chemical attacks, including 1,397 civilians, 184 children and 252 women. According to the report, ISIS used chemical weapons in five occasions in the province of Aleppo killing at least 132 people. The…
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries to renew their "financial, humanitarian and political commitments to the Syrian people, and to the countries and communities hosting refugees.” In a video appeal earlier in the day to those attending the third major conference of its kind for Syria, in the Belgian capital, Brussels, the UN chief said: “Only a political solution based on Security Council Resolution 2254 can bring sustainable peace…
Dozens of activists gathered outside the European Parliament in the Belgian capital Brussels on Wednesday to demand the release of detainees from the prisons and detention centers of the Assad regime. The demonstrators held pictures of people being detained or missing. Activists hung a poster that read “freedom for the detainees" on a bus in conjunction with the Brussels III Conference held under the title “supporting the future of Syria…
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