Thousands of children due to start the school year in northwestern Syria may not have access to education due to the latest escalation in violence and the Assad regime’s and Russian bombing campaign which has been ongoing for over four months, the aid group Save the Children said. Out of the 1,193 schools in the area, 635 continue to be operational, while 353 have been abandoned or damaged and 205…
The World Health Organization said it is “gravely concerned” about attacks on seven healthcare facilities in northwestern Syria that took place as part of the ferocious onslaught the Assad regime and Russian forces have launched in the region since late April. In a statement issued on Tuesday, WHO said that the attacks took place in the period between 28-30 August 2019. Attacks on four facilities have been verified according to…
The Assad regime detained at least three Syrians who were deported by Lebanon’s General Security back to Syria, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on Monday, adding that the Lebanese authorities are pursuing new policy of forcibly returning refugees without due process. “Lebanon is putting Syrians at grave risk by returning them to the country they fled and handing them over to a government that is responsible for…
Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that “satellite imagery shows that entire towns and villages have been razed to the ground” in northwestern Syria. In briefing to the UN Security Council on Thursday, Lowcock said that “the people of Idleb are reached exclusively through the cross-border operation.” “There can be no reason, rationale, excuse or justification for the destruction of civilian areas on the scale seen in Idleb…
Almost 2,500 Syrian refugees have been "forcibly deported" from Lebanon to their war-torn country over the past three months, a rights group has said, urging authorities to "immediately" halt the expulsions. In a statement on Tuesday, Amnesty International cited data from Lebanon's General Security agency and the Lebanese government which said that about 2,447 Syrians had been expelled between mid-May and August 9. “On 13 May 2019, the General Security…
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