attacks on civilians

  • March 12, 2018

    The United Nations and partners reached the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on 9 March 2018 to complete the distribution of food aid after intense shelling cut short deliveries to the war-torn enclave earlier in the week.

  • March 8, 2018

    After multiple attempts in recent weeks to gain humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross has reached the town of Douma as part of a joint aid convoy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations.

  • 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.

  • January 21, 2018

    Satellite images show thousands of buildings, including schools, were demolished in forced evictions that left more than 4,000 families homeless on the outskirts of Mogadishu in late December 2017.

  • December 28, 2017

    Children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at a shocking scale throughout the year, the United Nations children's fund UNICEF warned today.

  • August 26, 2017

    What are you doing over the bank holiday? If you are one of the 10,000 plus attending Greenbelt, a festival for the common good, you may get a chance to fly a kite with Quaker peace educator Ellis Brooks.

  • July 18, 2017

    Civilians lives – including those of women and children – continue to be lost at record high levels amid a worsening toll of suicide attacks, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said yesterday, calling on anti-government forces to stop indiscriminate attacks against civilians as well as on the Government to stop using mortars and rockets in populated areas.

  • April 7, 2017

    In the wake of the horrific chemical weapons attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria, World Council of Churches  General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, called for a cultural shift in the region as he expressed deep sympathy to the families of the victims.

  • March 16, 2017

    With ongoing bombardment in and around Damascus and countless people trapped in besieged areas throughout Syria, Christian Aid has asked world leaders to act now to end the horrors, and reaffirms its call for an immediate and lasting ceasefire.

  • March 6, 2017

    The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are “unacceptable” and could be tried as warm crimes.