A teenage Syrian refugee won a prestigious international prize on Monday for building a school and providing an education to hundreds of children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict. Mohamad Al-Jounde made a strong plea for the world to give refugees fleeing his country’s war an opportunity, as he received the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize in The Hague. “We just want people to give us a chance…
The Daily Mail newspaper said that Syrian operatives smuggled 800,000 documents out of Syria for evidence of Assad's war crimes. The documents, which are kept in a secret repository in the center of Europe, contain horrific accounts of torture and mystery disappearances. In a report published on Sunday, the British newspaper said that the contents of the documents offer clues to the most hideous tales of death and depravity, of…
The US State Department called on Russia to exert pressure on the Assad regime to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta. Residents trapped inside have been suffering severe shortages of food and medicine resulting from the years-long siege the Assad regime impose on the rebel-held area. “The situation in east Ghouta, Syria is critical. Russia must push the Assad regime to allow life-saving…
Syria remains the world's largest and most dynamic displacement crisis, with half of all Syrians displaced from their homes, said Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Briefing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Lowcock said that more than 6,500 people have been displaced on average every day in the first nine months of 2017, while some 2,500 people have gone back home. “Nearly 3…
Amnesty International on Thursday said that the Assad regime has used internationally banned cluster munitions in attacks on the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, accusing it of committing war crimes on "an epic scale." Amnesty said that at least 10 civilians had died because of the Assad regime’s use of the banned Soviet-made cluster munitions. The rights group said that its information was based on interviews with activists, verification of…
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