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…
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria on Thursday issued a report on the tragic situation of children's rights in Syria under the title “they have erased the dreams of my children,” indicating that the Assad regime committed various violations against children over the past nine years. The report said that children in Syria have experienced unabated violations of their rights: “they continue to be killed, maimed, injured and orphaned.”…
The German Foreign Ministry and European Union on Sunday called for a lasting ceasefire in Idlib province as well as and an end to attacks on unarmed civilians by the Assad regime and its Russian ally. "The humanitarian situation in Idlib is already catastrophic and is getting worse due to the fighting," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "An immediate end to the attacks and a lasting ceasefire are needed."…
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