Category - Syria

  • February 12, 2018

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict.

  • February 6, 2018

    Hundreds of thousands of refugees are at risk of being pushed to return to Syria in 2018, despite ongoing violence, bombing and shelling that are endangering the lives of civilians, leading humanitarian agencies warn in a new report.

  • January 20, 2018

    CARE International has started to increase aid distribution to Syrian civilians who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the Northern governorate of Idleb, where living conditions are deteriorating daily as temperatures plummet. The charity aims to reach 25,000 people with emergency help.

  • January 11, 2018

    Almost exactly one year after South African freelance photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed was abducted by gunmen in northwestern Syria, his colleagues have obtained proof that he is still alive.

  • December 4, 2017

    The controversial Conflict, Stability and Security Fund should be shut down, according to Global Justice Now, which has released a new report on the fund.

  • November 21, 2017

    Reports of the use of incendiary weapons in Syria mean there is an urgent need to strengthen the international law governing these exceptionally cruel weapons, says Human Rights Watch.

  • November 14, 2017

    The UK’s Syrian refugee resettlement programme is well managed and has made a successful start in enabling its beneficiaries to integrate in their new country, according to a study by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners.

  • October 28, 2017

    Announcing that he will convene the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks on 28 November in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for Syria has urged all stakeholders to seize the opportunity to find a solution to the crisis plaguing the war-torn country.

  • August 30, 2017

    The Syrian government and armed groups involved in the country's conflict must disclose the fate and whereabouts of tens of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared or abducted since the onset of the crisis, said Amnesty International on the International Day of the Disappeared.

  • August 29, 2017

    Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official has said, urging parties to the conflict to stop the violence and live up to their legal obligations to children.