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UN allocates $19 million for emergency response in Syria’s Aleppo
ARA News - 2017-01-19 02:30
Geneva (UN) – Amid an overall scale-up in relief operations in Syria, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za’tari, approved on Wednesday $19 million from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to sustain immediate life-sa ...

Security turns U.N. in Geneva into ghost town as China's Xi visits
Reuters - 2017-01-18 17:52
GENEVA (Reuters) - Security blanketed the United Nations' European headquarters on Wednesday to avoid any risk or embarrassment to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, while police swiftly ended a small pro-Tibetan protest on the square outside. ...

In U.N. lawsuit, Ukraine demands Russia end support for separatists
Reuters - 2017-01-17 12:43
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the United Nations' highest court demanding that Russia immediately halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine. ...

UN agency seeks $813 million to support Palestine refugees fleeing Syria and those in occupied territory
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
With Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem – and those who have fled the conflict in Syria, facing humanitarian crises, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) toda ...

As millions suffer water shortages in Syria, UN looks to keep potable supply safe
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
The United Nations expressed concern today about fighting in the Wadi Barada area of west Damascus, which in addition to displacing thousands of people, has also restricted water supplies to some 5.5 million people in and around the Syrian capital. ...

Syria ceasefire holding amid rising concerns about aid delivery and Damascus water supply – UN envoy
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
While the ceasefire in Syria is largely holding, the United Nations envoy for the country cautioned today that the truce may be under threat as clashes in villages in the Wadi Barada valley have damaged water infrastructure and left more than five million ...

UN agencies assess dire hygiene, protection needs for women in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering, the United Nations has observed, voicing concern for civilians in the Syrian city that has endured intense fighting for about four years. ...

Syria reveals impotence of United Nations
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Women’s needs in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo at top of UN priorities: official
ARA News - 2017-01-14 02:39
Geneva (UN) – The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering, the United Nations has observed, voicing concern for civilians in the Syrian city that has endured intense fighting for about four years. “The de ...

France says Syria talks must convene quickly under United Nations
Reuters - 2017-01-12 14:05
PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Thursday Syrian peace talks should resume as quickly as possible under the auspices of the United Nations and appeared to question plans for Russian-backed discussions on the subject in Kazakhstan. ...

Migrants battling exposure as freezing temperatures grip Europe, UN warns
ARA News - 2017-01-12 00:38
Geneva (UN) – Sounding the alarm over the situation of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and others enduring extreme cold conditions across Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency has appealed for immediate action to save ...

Prisoners of conscience at risk of dying after prolonged hunger strike
Rojikurd - 2017-01-11 00:05
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, today raised alarm over the critical health situation of several prisoners of conscience on prolonged hunger strike in the country. In recent weeks, at least e ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sends envoy to Bangladesh as Rohingya crisis deepens
Reuters - 2017-01-10 21:28
YANGON/DHAKA (Reuters) - A special envoy of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will begin top-level talks in Bangladesh on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the Rohingya crisis prompted 65,000 people to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh in the past three mon ...

The United Nations will attend Astana Syria talks, De Mistura says
Orient News - 2017-01-07 02:05

Damascus water shortage threatens children, U.N. says
Reuters - 2017-01-06 16:08
GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are at risk of waterborne diseases in Syria's capital Damascus where 5.5 million people have had little or no running water for two weeks, the United Nations said on Friday. ...

Turkey: Cease-fire violations in Syria are obstacle to talks
Daily Mail - 2017-01-06 03:20
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday that cease-fire violations in Syria are the main obstacle to holding peace negotiations later t... ...

After five years of ruthless war in Syria, 2017 can be a year of diplomacy: UN envoy
ARA News - 2017-01-06 00:54
Geneva (UN) – Looking back over the past month, which saw some of the most difficult challenges for humanitarian workers in Syria but which also witnessed evacuations of thousands of civilians from war-ravaged eastern Aleppo, United Nations envoy for Syri ...

UN official: Optimism in east Aleppo because guns are silent
Daily Mail - 2017-01-05 02:56
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. humanitarian official working in the Syrian city of Aleppo said Wednesday that combat damage in the former rebel-held eas... ...

‘Give peace a chance’: UN optimistic as Aleppo ceasefire holds
ARA News - 2017-01-05 01:33
Geneva (UN) – A senior United Nations humanitarian official reported on Monday 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. Phoning into the regular ...

Thousands more Iraqis flee Mosul as military advances
Reuters - 2017-01-04 14:56
NEAR MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Iraqis a day are fleeing Mosul, several hundred more each day than before U.S.-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from Islamic State, the United Nations said on Wedn ...

Car bomb wounds four U.N. guards in Somalia's capital
Reuters - 2017-01-04 10:40
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb wounded at least four U.N. guards when it exploded near a United Nations compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said. ...

After promising start, 2016 has been worst for civilians in Syria – UN expert
United Nations - 2017-01-04 04:45
After a promising start, the year 2016 has been the worst for civilian casualties so far in the war in Syria, according to the head of a United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry into the Middle Eastern country. ...

Syria: UN envoy welcomes new ceasefire between Government and opposition groups
United Nations - 2017-01-04 04:45
The United Nations envoy for Syria has welcomed the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Government and armed opposition groups that would come into effect at midnight tonight. ...

Syria: Security Council unites in support of Russia-Turkey efforts to end violence, jumpstart political process
United Nations - 2017-01-04 04:45
The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming and supporting the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence in Syria and jumpstart a political process for the war-torn Middle Eastern country. ...

With needs for displaced in eastern Aleppo growing, UN renews calls for donor support
United Nations - 2017-01-04 04:45
The United Nations today reiterated its call for “immediate and long-term support” for more than 100,000 people in the Syrian city of Aleppo, warning donors that it will not be able to provide life-saving assistance without it. ...

UN: 19,000 People Killed or Wounded in Iraq in 2016
BAS News - 2017-01-04 00:25
SEATTLE — Last year in Iraq, more than 6,800 people were killed as a result of war related conflict. An additional 12,388 were wounded, reported the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). However, this data may be inaccurate, according to UN ...

386 Killed, Over 1,000 Injured in Iraq in December: UN
BAS News - 2017-01-04 00:25
SEATTLE — With the exclusion of police, the number of civilians killed in December in Iraq is 385, while the number of injured is 1,060, according to United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The area that saw most deaths is the Nineveh provinc ...

With needs for displaced in eastern Aleppo growing, UN renews calls for donor support
ARA News - 2017-01-04 00:20
Geneva (UN) – The United Nations on Tuesday reiterated its call for “immediate and long-term support” for more than 100,000 people in the Syrian city of Aleppo, warning donors that it will not be able to provide life-saving assistance without it. In the f ...

UNAMI: Around 7 thousand civilians killed in Iraq during 2016
ANF/English - 2017-01-03 18:42
In 2016, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) recorded a total of 19,266 civilian casualties: 6,878 killed and 12,388 wounded. ...

Êzidî Party issues a call to migrated Êzidîs and the UNHCR
ANF/English - 2017-01-03 12:38
Êzidî Freedom and Democracy Party (PADÊ) called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide displaced Êzidîs with practical opportunities so they can return to their lands. ...

Göç eden Êzidîlere ve UNHCR’ye çağrı
ANF - 2017-01-02 15:13
Êzidî Özgürlük ve Demokrasi Partisi (PADÊ) yazılı bir açıklama yaparak United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-Birleşmiş Milletler Mülteciler Yüksek Komiserliği'ne (UNHCR) sorumluluklarını yerine getirme çağrısında bulundu. ...

United Nations backs Russian and Turkish efforts to end Syria conflict
Daily Mail - 2017-01-01 04:47
The resolution also calls for the "rapid, safe and unhindered" delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria. ...

UN council welcomes Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey
Daily Mail - 2017-01-01 04:47
WASHINGTON, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war... ...

Ban Ki-moon buoyed by climate accord but laments conflicts
Daily Mail - 2017-01-01 04:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ban Ki-moon ends 10 years at the helm of the United Nations lamenting the "fires still burning" from Syria to South Sudan but buoyed by... ...

UN Security Council welcomes Syria truce, rebels warn they could abandon it
Daily Mail - 2017-01-01 04:47
By John Davison BEIRUT, Jan 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, but rebel groups thre... ...

UN welcomes Syria ceasefire against backdrop of deadlock and dissent
The Guardian - 2017-01-01 03:46
The truce led by Russia and Turkey is holding – but the different players in the peace process still have conflicting objectivesA tentative ceasefire is holding in most parts of Syria as the truce’s main backer, Russia, pushes for a United Nations resolut ...

Chemical weapons workshop discovered in Aleppo
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-01 01:02
Packages believed to be chemical weapons with United Nations (UN) 3082 labels. (Photo: FNA) ...

U.N. Security Council welcomes Syria truce, rebels warn they could abandon it
Reuters - 2016-12-31 22:37
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, but rebel groups threatened to abandon the two-day-old truce if violations persisted. ...

Russia asks U.N. Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
Daily Mail - 2016-12-31 03:07
By David Ingram UNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the... ...

UN Security Council to vote Saturday on Syria cease-fire
Daily Mail - 2016-12-31 03:07
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote Saturday morning on a Russian resolution that would endorse the cease-fire agreement in ... ...

Over 4 million civilians suffer water shortage in Syria’s Damascus
ARA News - 2016-12-30 03:23
ARA News Damascus – More than four million people in the Syrian capital Damascus suffer deteriorating living conditions amid acute shortage of drinking water, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursd ...

Four million in Damascus without mains water after springs targeted: U.N.
Reuters - 2016-12-29 18:14
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Four million people in Damascus have been without safe drinking water supplies for more than a week after springs outside the Syrian capital were deliberately targeted, the United Nations said on Thursday. ...

EU supports UNICEF in Iraq with additional €7 million
ARA News - 2016-12-28 01:32
Geneva (UN) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received a new pledge of 7 million euros from the European Union to support the UN agency’s work in Iraq, where an estimated 11 million are in need of humanitarian assistance – half of them chi ...

Over 5,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean Sea in 2016, worst annual death toll ever seen: UN
ARA News - 2016-12-25 02:18
Geneva (UN) – Highlighting that the number of casualties in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathway ...

Has the United Nations perished in Aleppo too?
Orient News - 2016-12-25 02:00

Four aid workers killed by ISIS mortar fire in eastern Mosul
ARA News - 2016-12-23 23:10
ARA News The United Nations condemned the killing of civilians and aid workers in two separate incidents in Mosul city, in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate. At least four aid workers and at least seven civilians queuing for emergency assistance in ...

Aid workers killed in mortar attack in Mosul – UN
Waar Media - 2016-12-22 19:24
Waar, Duhok: Four Iraqi aid workers and at least seven civilians were killed by mortar fire this week while distributing aid in Mosul, the United Nations said. On Thursday, the explosion of three explosives-laden vehicle, claimed by IS, killed at least tw ...

Syrian Government ‘palpably failing’ to ensure safety of its people – UN human rights chief
United Nations - 2016-12-20 04:37
Expressing shock at the apparent collapse of a deal enabling evacuation of thousands of civilians from eastern Aleppo, the United Nations human right chief said today that the resumption of extremely heavy bombardment by Syrian Government forces and their ...

UN invited to monitor and assist fresh evacuation efforts under way in war-ravaged Aleppo
United Nations - 2016-12-20 04:37
The United Nations was today invited to monitor and assist in the renewed effort to evacuate sick and wounded civilians and opposition fighters from the remaining rebel-held areas of Syria’s war-ravaged city of Aleppo, a senior UN humanitarian envoy annou ...

U.N. Security Council calls for Aleppo evacuation monitoring
Reuters - 2016-12-20 02:22
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously called for U.N. officials and others to observe the evacuation of people from the last rebel-held enclave in Aleppo and monitor the safety of civilians who remain in the ...

UN monitors head to Aleppo as thousands of trapped civilians await evacuations to resume
ARA News - 2016-12-20 00:59
ARA News Alarmed at the “devastating” humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, where thousands of civilians remain trapped, the Security Council on Monday requested the United Nations and other relevant institutions to carry out “adequate, neutral monitoring and di ...

‘Aleppo now synonym for hell,’ Ban warns in final press conference as UN chief
ARA News - 2016-12-19 00:29
Geneva (UN) – In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Sunday warned that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience.” “Aleppo is now a synonym for hell,” Ban said at UN Headquarters in New ...

An urgent call for the United Nations, the government of the United States for Manbij
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-12-18 00:21

France, US push for Aleppo observers
Daily Mail - 2016-12-17 03:21
The United Nations Security Council could vote as early as this weekend on a French-drafted proposal to allow international observers in Syria's Aleppo and e... ...

French UN ambassador: emergency meeting called on Syria
Daily Mail - 2016-12-17 03:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An emergency meeting of the Security Council has been called to consider the situation in war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, France's amba... ...

France calls UN Security Council meeting for Aleppo Orient Net - Agencies France and Germany have called for an emergency meeting for the United Nations Security Council ..
Orient News - 2016-12-17 02:05

Aleppo evacuation starts with UN assistance
ARA News - 2016-12-16 01:39
ARA News Aleppo – The United Nations was invited on Thursday to assist and monitor the evacuation of thousands of sick and injured people, including civilians and opposition fighters, from the remaining rebel-held districts of Syria’s war-torn city of Ale ...

After ISIS expulsion from Nimrud, UNESCO visits historic Iraqi city for damage assessment
ARA News - 2016-12-16 01:39
ARA News Duhok – The United Nations cultural agency is conducting an inspection of the Nimrud archaeological site in northern Iraq to assess the overall state of conservation of the site, “in particular the extent of damage” resulting from the deliberate ...

‘It is past time for you to act’ to end carnage in Aleppo, UN chief tells emergency Security Council session
ARA News - 2016-12-14 02:54
Geneva (UN) – Aleppo should represent the end of the quest for military victory, not the start of a broader military campaign in a country already ravaged beyond all recognition by five years of war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an em ...

Joint NGO Letter in support of 2016 UNGA Resolution on human rights in Iran
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2016-12-14 02:01
Joint NGO Letter in support of 2016 UNGA Resolution on human rights in Iran Your Excellency: We, the undersigned human rights organizations, welcome the decision of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee to pass Resoluti ...

France calls for UN action on Aleppo Orient Net - Reuters France called Tuesday on the United Nations to use all mechanisms it has to determine ..
Orient News - 2016-12-14 02:00

U.N. chief alarmed by possible atrocities in Syria's Aleppo
Daily Mail - 2016-12-13 02:23
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by unverified reports of atrocities against a large number of civi... ...

Nadia's powerful message on Human Rights Day.
Nadia Murad - 2016-12-11 20:23
"Nadia Murad - thank you for this deeply moving call to #StandUp4HumanRights, and to be a human rights champion" – United Nations Human Rights Office of The High Commissioner : http://ow.ly/t696306XXNa ...

UN General Assembly votes in favor of Syria ceasefire
ARA News - 2016-12-10 03:17
The United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted in favor of an an immediate ceasefire in Syria and access for humanitarian aid. The General Assembly demanded an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent aid deliveries in a resolution adopted by a strong ...

Iran sends protest letter to UN chief on US ISA violation
KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
Iran's Permanent Representative to the UN Gholamali Khoshrou in a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced Iran's official protest to the recent extension of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by the US Congress and Senate. ...

Limited space left for camps in Mosul: UN official
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-09 05:18
A group of refugee and displaced persons camps set up by the United Nations to accommodate people fleeing the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul. (Photo: AFP) ...

UN Syria envoy say time may be right for negotiations
Daily Mail - 2016-12-09 02:27
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's announcement that Syria was suspending combat operations in Aleppo may mean the time is right to restart negotiations for a pe... ...

U.N. Syria mediator says he plans to meet Trump team members
Daily Mail - 2016-12-09 02:27
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - United Nations Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he planned to meet "people around the... ...

‘No safe place left’ for children in war-ravaged Aleppo: UN official
ARA News - 2016-12-08 02:55
Geneva (UN) – Returning from a mission to Aleppo, a senior United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) official in Syria described “haunting images” of children killed by mortars and malnourishment, and said that the terrible situation “continues to plummet ...

Aleppo and the United Nations’ inaction
Orient News - 2016-12-07 02:00

UN stops reporting Iraqi military casualties following Defense Ministry complaint
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-06 06:17
The United Nations stopped reporting Iraqi military casualties following the Iraqi Joint Operation Command's criticism of the UN publishing inaccurate figures. (Photo: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) ...

UN makes biggest ever aid appeal amid fears of compassion fatigue
The Guardian - 2016-12-06 03:43
Growing number – and scale – of crises around the world is not matched by countries’ will to tackle them, experts warnThe United Nations is expected to launch its biggest ever appeal for humanitarian funding amid growing fears that major donors no longer ...

UN responds to Rojava call for support, delivers aid to IDPs and Iraqi refugees in al-Hawl
ARA News - 2016-12-05 23:49
ARA News Hasakah – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday delivered humanitarian aid to the al-Hawl Camp in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate. “The UNHCR has delivered life-saving assistance to al-Hawl Camp, which inclu ...

Syria: With winter closing in, UN envoys highlight humanitarian urgency of situation in Aleppo
United Nations - 2016-12-05 04:39
With the humanitarian crisis in Syria’s devastated city of Aleppo deteriorating by the day, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country appealed for a pause in fighting so that much needed relief can reach the city’s population and those with urgent ...

Syria: UN refugee agency spotlights growing shelter needs as thousands flee Aleppo violence
United Nations - 2016-12-05 04:39
While reiterating its extreme concern about the civilian population in Syria’s war-battered Aleppo, the United Nations refugee agency today said it is also focusing on the rapidly growing shelter needs for thousands of people fleeing the city’s eastern ne ...

UN to stop publishing Iraqi casualty figures after criticism from Baghdad
ARA News - 2016-12-04 02:44
ARA News Erbil – After facing heavy criticism from the War Media Cell of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on Saturday that they will stop recording casualty figures in the ongoing conflict. Th ...

Over 1,900 Iraqi security forces killed in fight against IS
KurdPress - 2016-12-03 07:06
At least 1,959 Iraqi security forces have been killed since the start of the anti-IS Mosul operation on 17 October, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) reported. ...

Thousands flee mounting violence in Syria’s Aleppo, UN spotlights growing shelter needs
ARA News - 2016-12-03 01:35
ARA News Geneva – While reiterating its extreme concern about the civilian population in Syria’s war-battered Aleppo, the United Nations refugee agency today said it is also focusing on the rapidly growing shelter needs for thousands of people fleeing the ...

Over 1,900 Iraqi security forces killed by ISIS as fight for Mosul rages
ARA News - 2016-12-03 01:35
ARA News Erbil – At least 1,959 members of the Iraqi security forces have been killed since the launch of the anti-ISIS Mosul operation on 17 October, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). “The number of civilians killed in ...

Shabak Kurds call on UN to secure their minority from ‘any Segmentation’
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A number of Shabak Kurds gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in Erbil on Monday to speak out against the segmentation of disputed areas populated predominately by the Shabak minority from Kurdish forces ...

Mosul: 300,000 children cut off from clean water as conflict intensifies, UNICEF says
ARA News - 2016-12-01 03:28
Geneva (UN) – Destruction of a major water pipeline has left nearly half of the children in the Iraqi battleground city of Mosul cut off from access to clean water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. Nearly 300,000 children and ...

Amid battle for Mosul, ISIS forcing civilians ‘squarely in harm’s way,’ UN warns
ARA News - 2016-11-30 02:16
Geneva (UN) – As the Iraqi military intensifies its operations to wrest Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today warned that it continues to receive reports of “ ...

United Nations kicks off Campaign to combat gender-based violence in Iraq [EN/KU/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2016-11-29 12:19

Call for urgent humanitarian aid for families in Sheikh Maqsoud
ANHA - 2016-11-28 21:44
Heyva Sor a Kurd (Kurdish Red Crescent) staff in Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsoud district have called on the United Nations and international aid organizations to provide urgent aid for families which have been displaced to Sheikh Maqsoud from eastern Aleppo dist ...

Nearly 500,000 children live under siege in Syria, UNICEF demands humanitarian access
ARA News - 2016-11-28 18:35
Geneva (UN) – 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 for lifting sieges and allowing immediate humanita ...

UN to step up humanitarian support as winter bites for displaced civilians in Syria, Iraq
ARA News - 2016-11-26 05:01
Geneva (UN) – With winter approaching and temperatures falling, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to open more camps and increase life-saving assistance to support the nearly 15 million people displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria. The Offi ...

The United Nations, European Union are Complicit in the Human Rights Abuses Carried out by the Turkish State
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2016-11-26 01:23
The Kurdistan Human Rights Association: the attitudes and actions of the Turkish State through military attacks on Northern Kurdistan (Bakur) in its instigation of a brutal and renewed war against the Kurdish people of North Kurdistan, and it’s arrest and ...

Syrian rejects UN proposal to grant autonomy to eastern Aleppo
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
The Syrian government on Sunday rejected a proposal by the United Nations to grant autonomy to the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo city, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said. ...

The KMMK-G’s oral statement to the Ninth session of the Forum on Minority Issues on “Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises”
Rojikurd - 2016-11-25 00:05
United Nations Human Rights Council The KMMK-G’s oral statement to the Ninth session of the Forum on Minority Issues on “Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises” Thank you Madam President, The Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Gene ...

Staffan de Mistura visits Iran for Syria talks
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
The United Nations (UN)’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has traveled to the Iranian capital, Tehran, to discuss the ongoing Syrian conflict with Iranian Foreign Ministry officials, Press TV reported. ...

Establishing Kurdish state a challenge for Trump: U.S. envoy
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
Former U.S. envoy to the United Nations stated that one of the challenges ahead of newly elected U.S. president Donald Trump is Kurdish efforts to establish a Kurdish state in the Middle East. ...

Syrian rejects UN proposal to grant autonomy to eastern Aleppo
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
The Syrian government on Sunday rejected a proposal by the United Nations to grant autonomy to the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo city, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said. ...

Poor rains, supply bottlenecks exacerbate food security woes in war-torn Syria, UN warns
United Nations - 2016-11-23 04:55
Reeling under the effects of a seemingly unending conflict, Syrian farmers may have “no other option” but to abandon food production, with grave consequences on food availability in the whole country, the United Nations agencies dealing with food security ...

UN health agency denounces attacks on health facilities in Syria
United Nations - 2016-11-23 04:55
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today condemned attacks on five Syrian hospitals – including two trauma centres and an emergency obstetric centre – as well as a mobile medical clinic, and demanded that all parties to the five-year confl ...

UN chief denounces attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Syria's Aleppo
United Nations - 2016-11-23 04:55
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as senior humanitarian officials have condemned attacks that have killed and maimed scores of civilians in Syria, including children, and called on all parties to cease such attacks as well as to ensure ...

‘Shame on us all’ for failing to stop annihilation of eastern Aleppo, UN aid chief tells Security Council
United Nations - 2016-11-23 04:55
Emphasizing that month after month he returns to the Security Council with new reports of ever-worsening human suffering in Syria, the top United Nations humanitarian official today urged the 15-member body to act now and end the protracted conflict. ...

UN aid chief to Security Council: ‘Shame on us all’ for failing to stop annihilation of eastern Aleppo
ARA News - 2016-11-22 05:12
Emphasizing that month after month he returns to the Security Council with new reports of ever-worsening human suffering in Syria, the top United Nations humanitarian official on Monday urged the 15-member body to act now and end the protracted conflict. ...

Amal Clooney says UN did nothing to help Yazidi sex slaves, asking women to help instead
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
TEXAS,— After appearing before the United Nations for the first time and telling delegates she was “ashamed” to stand before them while they did nothing to prevent the rape and abuse of Kurdish Yazidi women, Amal Clooney stood before a conference of women ...

Turkey imposing 'draconian measures' on media, freedom of expression: UN
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-20 17:48
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye. (Photo: UN) ...

Syrian regime rejects UN proposal to grant autonomy to east Aleppo
ARA News - 2016-11-20 15:06
ARA News Damascus – The Syrian regime on Sunday rejected a proposal by the United Nations to grant autonomy to the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo city, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said. “This was completely rejected. This is a violation of our so ...

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