The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) decried the extremely dire conditions children in the areas in northwestern Syria coming under onslaught by the Assad regime and its backers are going through. It said that more than 500,000 children have been displaced in northwest Syria since 1 December 2019. “The situation in the northwest is untenable, even by Syria’s grim standards,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director in a press release…
The four EU members of the UN Security Council -- Belgium, Estonia, France and Germany -- plus Poland, on Friday asked for an immediate end to the Assad regime and Russia’s onslaught on northwest Syria. They sounded the alarm about an escalation in violence that has forced more than 800,000 Syrians to flee their homes in the northwest of the country since December. Speaking on behalf of European Union members,…
More people have fled their homes in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the 9-year-old conflict, two UN agencies said on Tuesday. "It's the fastest growing displacement we have ever seen in the country," Jens Laerke from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, adding that nearly 700,000 people had fled since December, mostly women and children. Another 280,000 people…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said that Turkey may launch a military operation into Syria's northwestern province of Idlib if the situation in the region is not resolved immediately, adding that Ankara is losing patience with the military assault in the Idlib region. President Erdogan said that Russia is violating agreements aimed at stemming conflict there. He added: “We will not allow the regime to put our country…
The United Nations said that nearly 415,000 civilians fled their homes in southeastern Idlib province and western rural Aleppo to escape the bombing campaign the Assad regime and Russian forces have launched in the region since early December. Between 15 and 19 January, more than 38,000 people fled western rural Aleppo, the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) said. The United Nations expressed “grave concern” over the increase in displacement in…
Page 1 of 221
Home Media Center Political News