ceasefire

  • December 5, 2017

    Oxfam says, “escalated violence is impeding our life saving operations as our staff take shelter from shelling. The international community urgently needs to put pressure all sides to end this horror in Yemen and bring immediate relief."

  • November 15, 2017

    Cancellation of a meeting of five countries with the power to unlock a path to peace in Yemen must not be used as an excuse to delay lifting the blockade or agreeing the ceasefire that the war-torn country so badly needs, Oxfam has said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • December 30, 2016

    The United Nations envoy for Syria has welcomed the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Government and armed opposition groups that came into effect at midnight 29 December 2016.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • July 28, 2016

    Aid agencies have warned that South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents them from providing urgent help to millions of people in need.