The World Health Organization on Friday said it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. If confirmed, the WHO said, the attack would put thousands of children at risk of these serious infectious, viral diseases. Both can spread rapidly in areas of conflict. "We unequivocally condemn these actions. Vaccines are…
Activists and families of detainees and the forcibly disappaeared people in Syria on Wednesday drove a “Freedom Bus” around the British capital to draw attention to the plight of tens of thousands of detained and missing people in Syria and urge the international community to put an end to arbitrary detention and kidnappings in Syria. In addition to London, the Freedom Bus is also set to tour several European cities.…
Up to 13 million civilians inside Syria are in dire need for relief aid, said Panos Moumtzis, the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria. He also said that available funding covers only 35 percent of the total number of those in need. Speaking at a press conference in Istanbul on Wednesday, Moumtzis said that his visit to the Turkish city is aimed at "drawing up plans, coordinating humanitarian work in…
The US State Department on Tuesday urged allies to joint efforts aimed at “countering Hizballah’s wide-ranging terrorist activities,” as it applauded countries that have already sanctioned the terrorist group. The Iran-backed group has been heavily involved in the crimes being committed against the Syrian people. Nathan Sales, the US counterterrorism coordinator, urged countries that have not yet taken steps to further disrupt the group’s activities to step up and help…
The United Nations expressed alarm “over the impact of ongoing fighting and airstrikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Deir ez‑Zor Governorate in Syria.” It said that as many as 95,000 people were forced to flee their homes due to the intensified fighting and aerial bombardment on the province. “Some 95,000 men, women and children were reportedly displaced to 60 locations within the Governorate, as well as the nearby Governorates…
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