UN continues to help child victims of Syrian conflict

UN continues to help child victims of Syrian conflict

WNN Radio On Air (WNN/UNR) United Nations, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: A global petition which encourages people across the world to voice outrage at the devastating impact on children of an ongoing civil war in Syria, launched by the UN last February still needs your signature and action. The appeal has come from UNICEF, the UN […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN relief agencies thank neighboring countries for hosting Syria’s rising refugees

UN relief agencies thank neighboring countries for hosting Syria’s rising refugees

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As Syrians stream out of their country due to the crisis inside the region, the heads of two United Nations relief agencies have welcomed the hospitality of Syria’s neighbouring countries which are currently hosting some two million refugees, and appealed to them to keep their borders […]

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Rochelle Jones for AWID – WNN Improve It (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In an AWID – Association for Women’s Rights in Development interview Rajaa Altalli, co-founder and Public Relations Director of the CCSDS – Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria talks about the impacts of Syria’s humanitarian crisis on women, their priority shift […]

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 […]

SYRIA: Violence intensifies as United Nations operates with tightened restrictions

SYRIA: Violence intensifies as United Nations operates with tightened restrictions

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Damascus, SYRIA: Violence continues to rage in Syria’s most populous city, Aleppo, with local organizations registering each day about 300 displaced families in need of urgent assistance, a UNHCR spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, told reporters in Geneva. With armed violence continuing unabated in parts of Syria, thousands of people are fleeing their homes […]