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 […]

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 […]

Syrian refugee accounts ‘horrific’ says celebrity advocate Angelina Jolie

Syrian refugee accounts ‘horrific’ says celebrity advocate Angelina Jolie

Mark Snowiss – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Zaatari refugee camp, Mafraq, JORDAN: The United Nations says the number of refugees who have fled Syria has reached more than 250,000, calling the humanitarian problems sparked by the conflict “our biggest crisis.” The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday there are more than 85,000 Syrians registered in Jordan, nearly […]

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/HRW) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Warning of crimes against humanity and possible war crimes being committed, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community this week to overcome differences in order to end the violence and human rights violations in Syria. Reports of specific and increasing violence against women has also […]