The United Nations has come under fire for sharing the coordinates of hospitals in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta with Russia, only for one of them to be bombed days later, according to The Telegraph newspaper. One of the hospitals whose details were shared with the UN on March 12 - in the Arbeen neighborhood of besieged eastern Ghouta - was targeted in a direct strike on March 20.…
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) condemned the widespread attacks on civilian facilities, especially the attacks taking place as part of the brutal bombing campaigns being launched by the Assad regime and Russia on Idlib province and the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta. It stressed that “protection of children under all circumstances is non-negotiable.” In a briefing issued on Friday, the UN children’s agency called for sparing children in Idlib…
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced alarm on Wednesday over reports of chemical attacks in Syria and urged the Security Council to take action to address "such serious crimes." The appeal came after Guterres met on Tuesday with the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which has investigated more than 70 cases of toxic gas attacks in Syria since 2014. "The secretary-general is alarmed at the…
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein, on Monday called on the UN Security Council to refer human rights violations being committed by the Assad regime and its allied militias in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). “It all began seven years ago almost to the day with the torture of children, and the impunity given by the Syrian state to those torturers,” the…
France’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, François Delattre, said that the Assad regime forces, Iranian militias, and Russian air force are committing war crimes in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta. Eastern Ghouta will be transformed by the actions of the Assad regime into an open graveyard," Delattre told reporters shortly before entering the UN Security Council room to attend an open session on Syria. The worst is yet…
Home Media Center Political News