UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: After a closed door meeting with the United Nations General Assembly yesterday in New York there is good news concerning the removal and destruction of Syria’s toxic chemical weapons. Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the OPCW and the UN to eliminate […]

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As incidences of intimidation, exploitation, early marriage and sexual assault rise for Syrian women and girls during the conflict in the region, Syrian women are now pushing back against the trauma of war in hopes of gaining their own form of empowerment. Syrian actress Ms. Nanda […]

UN airlift deliveries answer critical winter call for displaced Syrians

UN airlift deliveries answer critical winter call for displaced Syrians

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Qamishly, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), and UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund have started airlifting urgently needed humanitarian aid from Erbil, Iraq, to Qamishly in northeast Syria as displaced families start to face one of the harshest winters ever as winter […]

Life for Syrian refugee children brings psychological pain, says UN report

Life for Syrian refugee children brings psychological pain, says UN report

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Suffering from what experts call ‘psychological distress’ many children who have been displaced during the days of conflict in Syria may now dropping through the cracks, says a new in-depth survey by UNHCR – the United Nations Refugee Agency. Displacement of families is causing children to […]

Young children especially vulnerable under Syrian polio outbreak

Young children especially vulnerable under Syrian polio outbreak

WNN Breaking (WNN) Deir Al Zour Province, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: Confirming 22 cases of polio with what the WHO – World Health Organization calls “accute flaccid paralysis” the Dir Al Zour Province in northeastern Syria is the location where polio outbreak is causing regional and worldwide concern. “”Out of those 22 being investigated, 10 are […]

Syria’s refugees face numerous landmine dangers as they flee into northern Iraq

Syria’s refugees face numerous landmine dangers as they flee into northern Iraq

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Fleeing the Syrian conflict isn’t getting any easier. In the past month approximately 59,000 Syrians have fled to northern Iraq, says Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in  a new release outlining current conditions. The trek from Syria to the Kurdistan region in Iraq is not a safe one. […]

UN investigators close to official determination of chemical attack in Syria

UN investigators close to official determination of chemical attack in Syria

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With the United Nations chemical weapons team working “around the clock” to expedite analyses of samples taken in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Security Council members to unite and develop an appropriate response should allegations regarding the use of such weapons prove true. […]

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