Syria

  • April 16, 2016

    Late last year, in response to the refugee crisis, Pope Francis called for "every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe" to take in a refugee family. 

  • April 11, 2016

    In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme yesterday has delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh).

  • March 14, 2016

    As the Syria conflict enters its sixth year and peace talks resume today in Geneva, Christian Aid has implored the international community to keep on working for peace.

  • March 14, 2016

    Unless the needs and rights of the more than eight million Syrian children are addressed, an entire generation will be lost, along with decades of development progress,UNICEF warns in a new report ) that calls on the international community to protect the youngest civilians amidst “a children's crisis.”

  • February 19, 2016

    I still remember those young days when my maternal grandfather Ohan Tabourian used to start his early mornings by carrying his battery-fed transistor radio with him from room to room.

  • February 18, 2016

    As United Nations relief wing convoys reached five besieged towns in Syria with aid yesterday (17 February), the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the country announced that a task force will meet for a second time  to discuss humanitarian access issues.

  • February 16, 2016

    Attacks on at least two medical facilities in Syria yesterday (15 February) are just the latest of scores of apparently deliberate attacks on hospitals, clinics and medical personnel being committed in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, says Amnesty International .

  • February 10, 2016

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced yesterday (9 February) that it has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in Aleppo.

  • February 8, 2016

    Christian Aid has welcomed the commitments that were made last week by the UK, Germany, France and others to increase humanitarian support for Syrians and the region.  However the charity added that real relief will only happen when the bombs stop.

  • February 4, 2016

    Just two days after declaring the official start of delayed intra-Syrian talks in Geneva to end five years of bloody warfare, the UN mediator has suspended them for three weeks following differences between Government and opposition delegations on the priority of humanitarian issues.