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Fast Company Names Yazda One of The Top 10 Social Good Companies.
Nadia Murad - 2017-02-22 13:13
Yazda is an organization born from tragedy. After ISIS systematically attacked, enslaved, raped, and murdered the Yazidi people in northern Iraq beginning in 2014—in what now has been called a genocide by the United Nations, the European parliament, and U ...

Roja zimanê dayîkê tê pîroz kirin
BAS News - 2017-02-21 12:06
BasNews - Pîrozkirina roja zimanê dayikê ji aliyê United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCOyê vê ji bo balkişandina ser heqên perwerdeya ziman ê xelk netew û miletan hatiye îlankirin. Bi vê rojê tê xwestin ku civakên li ser ...

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-02-21 10:46
GENEVA (Reuters) - The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations s ...

Îro roja zimanê diyakê ye
Sputnik - 2017-02-21 10:38
Pîrozkirina roja zimanê dayikê ji aliyê United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCOyê vê ji bo balkişandina ser heqên perwerdeya ziman ê xelk netew û miletan hatiye îlankirin. ...

Îro roja zimanê zikmakî ye
Sputnik - 2017-02-21 09:00
Pîrozkirina roja zimanê zikmakî ji aliyê United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCOyê vê ji bo balkişandina ser heqên perwerdeya ziman ê xelk netew û miletan hatiye îlankirin. ...

Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin has died suddenly Orient Net Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York ..
Orient News - 2017-02-21 02:01

UNAMI Warns About Serious Humanitarian Crises in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-19 21:04
People are suffering from lack of clean water and food MOSUL — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) released a statement on Sunday saying that as the operation in western Mosul is beginning, all humanitarian organizations are warning tha ...

UN Giving a Voice to Youth for a Peaceful Iraq
BAS News - 2017-02-19 17:36
ERBIL —Youth are the key to the future of coexistence in Iraq and reconciliation would be incomplete without their input into the process, the United Nations stressed at the itinerary youth forum “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” which stopped in Erbil on Sa ...

Battle in west Mosul could see siege, mass displacement: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-02-18 17:03
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State in western Mosul could displace up to 400,000 civilians and involve a siege in the densely populated old city, the United Nations' Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said on Saturda ...

Civilians in Syria’s ‘Four Towns’ need support as humanitarian catastrophe looms – UN relief official
United Nations - 2017-02-18 04:31
A senior United Nations relief official has today called on all parties to come to an agreement and allow immediate and unfettered humanitarian access to more than 60,000 civilians trapped in four Syrian towns of Al-Zabadani, Al-Fu’ah, Kafraya and Madaya. ...

Aid obstacles are ‘matter of life and death’ for besieged Syrians, says senior UN adviser
United Nations - 2017-02-18 04:31
Assurances have been given to humanitarians by the Syrian Government that obstacles to aid deliveries will be removed across the war-torn country, a senior United Nations adviser said today. ...

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel
Reuters - 2017-02-17 10:20
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Ga ...

New U.N. team aims to bring Syria war crimes to court
Reuters - 2017-02-16 15:18
GENEVA (Reuters) - A new body is being set up at the United Nations in Geneva to prepare prosecutions of war crimes committed in Syria, U.N. officials and diplomats said on Thursday. ...

U.N. Syria envoy says plans to meet Russia's Lavrov in Munich: agency
Reuters - 2017-02-16 07:53
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said on Thursday he plans to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for further talks in Munich, RIA news agency reported. ...

Myanmar says military operation in troubled Rakhine has ended
Reuters - 2017-02-16 05:24
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has ended a clearance operation in the country's troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, ending a four-month sweep that the United Nations said may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic clea ...

De Mistura: The year 2017 will pave the way for ending the actual conflict in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 22:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The year 2017 will pave the way for ending the Syrian conflict, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday at a joint press conference with Italian Foreign Ministry Angelino Alfano. “The year 2017 will pave th ...

U.N. aid to Mosul paused on security concerns, to resume soon
Reuters - 2017-02-15 17:18
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Security concerns forced the United Nations to pause its aid operations this week in east Mosul, which Iraqi forces recaptured from Islamic State last month, but they will resume soon, a U.N. humanitarian official said on Wednesday ...

U.N. warns of catastrophic dam failure in Syria battle
Reuters - 2017-02-15 13:18
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is warning of catastrophic flooding in Syria from the Tabqa dam, which is at risk from high water levels, deliberate sabotage by Islamic State (IS) and further damage from air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition. ...

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: United Nations Security Council on Monday “strongly condemned” North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches, calling them a “grave violation” of the isolated island nation’s international obligations. “The members of the Security Council d ...

ENKS (KNC) Invited to Geneva’s peace talks for Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-13 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: A delegation from the Kurdish National Council (KNC-ENKS) will be present at United Nations peace talks later this month in Geneva, Switzerland, which aim to bring an end to the nearly six-year-long Syrian conflict that has Russia, Turkey, Ir ...

UNAMI Condemns Attack on IHEC in Basra
BAS News - 2017-02-12 19:54
BAGHDAD — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has condemned the attack against the Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, saying such offensives are not acceptable. “UNAMI condemns the attack that t ...

UNAMI Shows Concern Over Deadly Protests in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-12 19:34
BAGHDAD – The UN office in Iraq has expressed concerns over the violent demonstrations in Iraq’s capital city on Saturday which resulted in the death of five people. “The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is concerned that demonstrations ...

Coalition air strikes killed 18 Afghan civilians, U.N. says
Reuters - 2017-02-12 19:05
KABUL (Reuters) - At least 18 civilians were killed last week in air strikes by international forces in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an initial United Nations inquiry has concluded. ...

Increasing opposition in Philippines to war on drugs: U.N. official
Reuters - 2017-02-09 11:22
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator says there are signs of mounting opposition within the Philippines to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, with police operations on hold and the Church getting critical of the campaign. ...

International Community’s Support for Yezidis “Insufficient”: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-08 21:50
ERBIL — The United Nations, European Union and the United States are not sufficiently supporting the Kurdish Yezidis whom have been subjected to various atrocities at the hand of the Islamic State (IS), said an official. Keiri Bozani, the representative ...

Exclusive: More than 1,000 feared killed in Myanmar army crackdown on Rohingya - U.N. officials
Reuters - 2017-02-08 16:56
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims may have been killed in a Myanmar army crackdown, according to two senior United Nations officials dealing with refugees fleeing the violence, suggesting the death toll has been a far gr ...

United Nations, EU condemn Israel legalizing settlements on Palestinian land
Reuters - 2017-02-07 21:46
BRUSSELS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief and the United Nations secretary-general on Tuesday criticized an Israeli move to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. ...

Krg, Unicef Researching Is Child Soldiers
BAS News - 2017-02-07 21:16
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), in cooperation with The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are working on a research about the underage people engaged in the Islamic State (IS) activities, said the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. ...

Islamic State, air strikes help drive spike in Afghan civilian casualties: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-02-06 07:57
KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose to new highs in 2016, driven by more Islamic State attacks, the most deaths and injuries from air strikes since 2009 and a rising toll of child victims of unexploded ordnance, the United Nations sa ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana
Reuters - 2017-02-06 07:11
ASTANA (Reuters) - Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said on ...

Syria: UN-supported talks delayed until 20 February to give opposition time to unite
United Nations - 2017-02-06 04:47
The United Nations envoy for Syria today said that he asked the Security Council to postpone the UN facilitated talks that had been scheduled for 8 February in Geneva until 20 February, in order to give the war-torn country’s opposition time to unite and ...

Syria: UN, Security Council welcome Astana talks and look forward to intra-Syrian negotiations
United Nations - 2017-02-06 04:47
The United Nations and the Security Council have welcomed the international talks on Syria held in the Kazakh capital of Astana, and, in separate accounts to the press, said they look forward to the resumption of the intra-Syrian negotiations. ...

US should lift measure suspending refugee resettlement, says UN chief Guterres
United Nations - 2017-02-06 04:47
Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and ...

Think of those fleeing Syria and elsewhere not with fear but with open arms and open heart – UN agency chief
United Nations - 2017-02-06 04:47
Expressing shock at the scale of the devastation in war-ravaged city of Aleppo, the top United Nations refugee official today made an impassioned plea for the world to stand in solidarity with those suffering from the effects of conflict there in Syria, a ...

Russia's Lavrov backs renewal of U.N.-led Syria talks
Reuters - 2017-02-05 11:44
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia supports the continuation of talks on the Syrian crisis under United Nations auspices, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. ...

UN opposes creating ‘safe zones’ in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 08:21
The United Nations’ refugee chief rejected the proposal of establishing ‘safe zones’ for refugees in Syria, saying the war-torn country was not a proper place for such an initiative. ...

UNHCR chief says safe zones would not work in Syria
Reuters - 2017-02-03 17:54
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that safe zones would not work inside Syria for people fleeing the country's nearly six-year-old war. ...

UNAMI: 403 Iraqi Civilians Killed in January
BAS News - 2017-02-02 03:22
Roughly 1,000 injured in the same period LEEDS — A total of 403 Iraqi civilians have been killed and 924 others injured during the month January this year, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) reports. According to a press release by UN ...

Syria opposition says U.N. can't pick delegates to peace talks
Reuters - 2017-02-01 21:22
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition body said on Wednesday it would be "unacceptable" for the United Nations to choose opposition delegates to the next round of peace talks in Geneva planned for this month. ...

U.N. says team attacked on Nigeria-Cameroon border, five dead
Reuters - 2017-02-01 17:02
DAKAR (Reuters) - An armed group attacked a U.N. technical team working along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, killing five people and wounding several, the United Nations Office for West Africa said on Wednesday. ...

U.N. plans next round of Syria peace talks February 20
Reuters - 2017-02-01 02:26
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The next round of United Nations-based peace talks on Syria have been scheduled for Feb. 20, diplomats told reporters on Tuesday. ...

U.N. Security Council expresses 'grave concern' over Ukraine
Reuters - 2017-02-01 01:15
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The UN Security Council expressed its "grave concern" on Tuesday over the "dangerous deterioration" in eastern Ukraine and called for a halt to the violence. ...

U.N. chief warns border control policies must not discriminate
Reuters - 2017-01-31 22:48
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday emphasized the need for nondiscriminatory border controls, comments widely seen as a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump’s temporary freeze on U.S. entry for all refugees and ...

UN condemns Trump’s new bar on asylum, entry Orient Net The United Nations has condemned US President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and order to ..
Orient News - 2017-01-29 02:01

Astana talks intra-Syrian, Turkey won’t take part: Damascus
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari says the upcoming peace talks over the nearly six-year crisis in the country will be only “Syrian-Syrian.” ...

Palmyra’s archaeological heritage under ISIS attack
Aranews - 2017-01-21 22:22
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed the destruction of Palmyra’s famed tetrapylon and the facade of the ancient Syrian city’s Roman theatre. Condemning the destruction at Palmyra, the UNESCO Director ...

Backlogs and brutal weather put refugee children at risk in Europe: UNICEF
Aranews - 2017-01-21 04:57
Geneva (UN) – As the extreme cold weather and storms continue to sweep Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. “Without ...

Palmyra’s archaeological heritage under ISIS attack: UN confirms destruction of Roman theatre
Aranews - 2017-01-21 04:57
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed the destruction of Palmyra’s famed tetrapylon and the facade of the ancient Syrian city’s Roman theatre. Condemning the destruction at Palmyra, the UNESCO Director ...

UNHCR Urges Iran to Avoid Executing Kurdish Juvenile
Rojikurd - 2017-01-21 00:00
“He was a juvenile when he was sentenced to death” United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) urged Iran to cancel the capital punishment against a Kurdish juvenile offender. “We call on the Iranian authorities not to carry out the apparent ...

UNICEF cites risk of ‘lost generation’ of Syrian refugee children in Turkey
Aranews - 2017-01-20 02:44
Geneva (UN) – More than 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are missing out on education, despite a sharp increase in enrolment rates, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. “Unless more resources are provided, there is ...

Deadly air strike on Nigerian refugee camp sparks U.N. call for investigation
Reuters - 2017-01-19 18:24
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A botched military air strike on a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria which is estimated to have killed at least 76 people and injured many more must be fully investigated, a United Nations expert said on T ...

UN allocates $19 million for emergency response in Syria’s Aleppo
Aranews - 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
Aranews - 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
Aranews - 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
Dailymail - 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
Aranews - 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
Dailymail - 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
Aranews - 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
Aranews - 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
Dailymail - 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
Dailymail - 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
Dailymail - 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
Dailymail - 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
Dailymail - 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
Dailymail - 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
Aranews - 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
Aranews - 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
Aranews - 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
Aranews - 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 ...

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