Syria

  • December 8, 2016

    As a humanitarian catastrophe worsens by the day in East Aleppo with tens of thousands of people at risk of starvation in what the UN has described as a "kill zone", eight CEOs of leading humanitarian organisations have written to Theresa May to urge her to work with European partners and the G7 to take bold steps to protect Syria's civilians.

  • December 6, 2016

    The UN Security Council yesterday failed to adopt a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo that would allow humanitarian aid to reach people trapped in the war-ravaged Syrian city.

  • December 2, 2016

    More than 200 civil society groups from around the world have urged the UN General Assembly to take action regarding the war in Syria.

  • November 29, 2016

    As the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year to nearly 500,000 amid escalating violence across Syria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called forthe  lifting of sieges and allowing of immediate humanitarian access.

  • November 7, 2016

    Fears for the safety of civilians in eastern and western Aleppo city are mounting amid the looming threat of a resumption and possible escalation of fighting and bombardment by Syrian government forces  – with Russian support – and non-state armed groups once a 'humanitarian pause' in the city comes to an end says Amnesty International.

  • November 1, 2016

    The fierce offensive on western Aleppo city launched by armed opposition groups on 28 October 2016 has seen indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, Amnesty International has said.

  • October 21, 2016

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo. 

  • September 21, 2016

    The  attack on a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy, intended for 78,000 people in Aleppo, is a flagrant violation of the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International said.

  • September 16, 2016

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said yesterday that the ceasefire following the Russia-United States agreement is largely holding but that desperately awaited humanitarian convoys are unable to move due to a delay in getting permits from the Syrian Government.

  • August 23, 2016

    Emphasising the need for a 48-hour pause to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN humanitarian chief yesterday urged the US and Russia to reach rapid agreement on the security guarantees and operational modalities for a ceasefire so aid workers can deliver life-saving assistance to those in desperate need.