The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, warned that the current situation in Syria is the worst in four years, calling for protection of Syrian civilians. Speaking at the 54th Munich Security Conference on Sunday, de Mistura said that he was very concerned about the ongoing military operations in Syria. De Mistura appealed to the influential countries in Syria to resort to political solutions, adding that “the…
Sweden and Kuwait on Thursday presented a revised draft UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The move came against the background of military escalation by the Assad regime and its allies in many parts across Syria. The UN earlier described the escalation as the worst throughout the course of the war in Syria. Diplomats said the change in the draft is aimed at obtaining Russia’s…
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council that the Assad regime “does not want peace unless it’s peace on their terms.” Speaking at a UN Security Council briefing on the situation in Syria on Wednesday, Haley said that the Assad regime continues to bomb, starve, and gas civilians. “Peace is urgent in Syria. All of us on the Council know that. But we can’t…
The United Nations is pursuing diplomacy at the highest level to get a ceasefire in Syria, where the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta is at “breaking point” and Idlib governorate is a “catastrophe”, a senior UN official said on Tuesday. Eastern Ghouta is particularly vulnerable, said Ramesh Rajasingham, UN deputy regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, with 400,000 people besieged in an area that is increasingly sealed off from…
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that that “history will record failure to stop the fighting and will lay the blame on those responsible.” Dujarric on Monday told a daily press conference that Ali Al‑Za’tari, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, called on all the parties involved “to take all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and to allow for safe, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access to all…
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