“Winter has brought more hardship to Syrians already struggling to find safe shelter and ways to feed, clothe, and protect their families from illness and exposure to risk,” Yacoub El Hillo, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, said in a press release. The official’s comments come as many Syrians continue to reel from the brutal winter storm that has battered large swathes of the Middle East, dumping snow and rain…
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called for the establishment of no-fly zone over Syrian city of Aleppo. "The source of the problem is not only fight with Islamic State". We want a no-fly zone ... so that Aleppo will be protected at least against the air bombardment and there will be no new refugees coming to Turkey," - he said in an interview with Reuter's. "There will be no new…
The UN Special Envoy for Syria said continued fighting in the country is a "disgrace" that has set the country back 40 years. "It is a true tragedy that people all over Syria continue to be living under constant fear of barrel bombs, mortar attacks, rockets, aerial bombing, car bombs, kidnappings, extrajudicial killings," said Staffan de Mistura. “We are starting 2015 with the Syrian conflict being the largest humanitarian crisis…
Secretary of State John Kerry said actions of Bashar al-Assad are drawing terrorists to Syria and that the U.S. hopes Russian efforts to broker Syrian peace talks can ease the situation. “We hope that the Russian efforts could be helpful; we hope that the UN efforts” can “have an effect,” Kerry said after a meeting with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura today in Geneva. Kerry called on the…
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah said that Kuwait is studying hosting a third donor conference for the relief of the Syrian people during a press conference in Beirut, attended also by Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil Al Aarabi, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and Foreign Minister of Mauritania, Ahmed Wald Takdi. Sabah added that of Kuwait would provide Lebanon with the funding it needs to manage the…
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