Syria

  • May 6, 2017

     Amnesty International has responded to a  Russian-brokered proposal for "de-escalation zones" in Syria signed by Turkey and Iran and welcomed by the Syrian government.

  • May 1, 2017

    Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has criticised the government for refusing to disclose information about the intelligence behind a 2015 UK drone strike in Syria, calling the lack of Parliamentary scrutiny “profoundly disappointing.”

  • April 13, 2017

    With a ‘no’ vote from permanent member Russia, the United Nations Security Council yesterday failed to adopt a resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and called on the Government to cooperate with an investigation into the incident.

  • April 8, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged restraint to avoid any escalation of the situation in Syria, after the United States responded militarily to an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier this week.

  • 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.

  • April 6, 2017

    Briefing an emergency meeting of the Security Council yesterday, following the reports of alleged chemical weapons use in Khan Shaykhun, southern rural Idleb, Syria, a senior United Nations official for disarmament affairs said that while many details are not yet fully known, new information continues to come in on the incident.

  • 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 10, 2017

    Unless drastic measures are taken to share up peace and security in Syria, the situation – which marks its sixth anniversary next week – will worsen, the United Nations refugee agency has said, urging the international community to redouble its support for the 13.5 million people in need of aid.

  • February 7, 2017

    A new Amnesty International report published today has exposed the "cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners" in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, sometimes twice a week.

  • January 5, 2017

    A senior United Nations humanitarian official has reported  that though damage to Aleppo was extreme, aid workers were nonetheless inspired by signs of optimism and hope, and asked that peace be given a chance.