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 […]

Syrian society breaks as women & girls face hardship crisis

Syrian society breaks as women & girls face hardship crisis

Emma Batha for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Syria’s civil war has caused a big increase in ‘honor killings’ and child marriages and the breakdown of the healthcare system, a British-Syrian doctor said on Wednesday. Healthcare has also become a ‘weapon of war’ for the government, which […]

SYRIA: Infant breastfeeding can “save lives” says world agencies

SYRIA: Infant breastfeeding can “save lives” says world agencies

WNN Breaking (WNN/RW) Aman, JORDAN: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) along with the UN Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization and two global NGOs – Non-Governmental Organizations are strongly urging those involved in funding, planning and implementing the emergency response to the Syria crisis to avoid unnecessary illness and death in children by promoting […]

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Oliver Holmes – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) Beirut, LEBANON: Syria’s civil war is unleashing a “staggering humanitarian disaster”, sending hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries, many of them citing fear of rape, an aid agency said on Monday. The New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC) said Syrian refugees interviewed in Lebanon and Jordan […]

Those displaced in Syria suffer in camps under crowded crisis

Those displaced in Syria suffer in camps under crowded crisis

WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Damascus, SYRIA: At a school-turned-shelter in an upscale neighbourhood of the Syrian capital, sheets hanging from makeshift clotheslines divide classrooms into separate sleeping quarters for the 238 families that live here. This shelter in Damascus is considered “5-star”, compared to those elsewhere in the country, where Syrians displaced by nearly two years […]

Estonia offers new assistance funds for Syrian refugees

Estonia offers new assistance funds for Syrian refugees

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations ESTONIA: Estonia’s Foreign Ministry is supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan with 50 000 euros through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated today that the ongoing conflict in Syria has strongly influenced the situation in it neighbouring countries, which have to handle […]

Japan woman journalist Mika Yamamoto dies from injuries during Syrian conflict

Japan woman journalist Mika Yamamoto dies from injuries during Syrian conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN) Aleppo, SYRIA, MIDDLE EAST region: After talking last month during an interview covering the great public need for journalists to go into conflict regions to ‘get the story’ and educate the public on issues they may never know about without the actions of journalists, Japanese woman journalist Mika Yamamoto died on Monday […]

United Nations sets target to double food aid for Syria

United Nations sets target to double food aid for Syria

WNN Breaking (WNN) Damascus, SYRIA: The United Nations food agency (UN World Food Programme) today announced it is stepping up its assistance to reach, by the ends of the month, a quarter of a million Syrians who have been affected by unrest in the Middle Eastern country, adding that it plans to double this amount […]