The Assad regime forces and Russian forces continue to bomb towns and villages in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria, mainly targeting the infrastructure, healthcare facilities, and educational facilities, and services institutions. The United Nations said it had recorded 29 attacks on 25 health facilities, transport and personnel, as well as 45 attacks on schools in northwestern Syria since the end of April, the latest including the second attack in…
Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned Lebanon’s order for Syrian refugees to demolish their hard shelters as tantamount to “illegitimate pressure” on them to return to their war-torn country. “This crackdown on housing code violations should be seen for what it is, which is illegitimate pressure on Syrian refugees to leave Lebanon,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) refugee rights director Bill Frelick said on Friday. “Many of those affected have real…
The Commission of Inquiry on the human rights situation in Syria condemned the bombing campaign by the Assad's forces on the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria. In a report submitted to the UN human rights council Tuesday, the Commission’s chairman Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said that the fragile ceasefire in the demilitarized zone of northwest Syria is at risk of total collapse. “Conditions for the ceasefire have not been respected, and…
A leading international rights group said in a new report that the Assad regime is co-opting humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance and sometimes using it to "entrench repressive policies." Human Rights Watch called on donors and investors to ensure their contributions are used for the good of the Syrian people. The Assad regime has developed a policy and legal framework to divert "reconstruction resources to fund its atrocities, punish those…
Ten Lebanese civil society organizations launched a campaign against racism and to show solidarity with the Syrian refugees and their rights in Lebanon. They slammed the fueling of hostility and hatred against refugees as they called for respect for international conventions and treaties and the enhancement of the contribution of refugees to the Lebanese economy. In a press release issued on Thursday, the NGOs said that the hate speech is…
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