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 […]

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations has drawn on the bustling energy of two of the world’s most fabled crossroads – New York City’s Times Square and Tokyo’s Shibuya crossing – to spotlight the ongoing struggle of besieged civilians trapped amid Syria’s civil war, launching a “flashmob” and simultaneously showing […]

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Heather McRobie with openDemocracy – WNN Features (WNN/OD) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: In December 2013 a small group of volunteers organized a production of ‘SYRIA: The Trojan Women’ with female Syrian refugees now living in Jordan. novelist, journalist and PhD candidate at Oxford University Heather Katherine McRobie speaks to two of the organizers, Charlotte Eagar […]

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 […]

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 […]

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Geneva, Switzerland, UNITED NATIONS: Chronicling an increasing amount of evidence in actions of crime against humanity and using a weapon of mass destruction during the ongoing and escalating crisis in Syria, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission in Geneva has publicly released a definitive statement this week. The […]

Long process outsourcing may be hurting aid efforts on-the-ground

Long process outsourcing may be hurting aid efforts on-the-ground

Yves Daccord – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/ICRC) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: For more than a year now, the spiraling armed conflict in Syria and its devastating impact on people in and beyond the country has dominated the international spotlight, with still no end to the suffering in sight. While there are many other internecine conflicts causing immeasurable suffering, […]