Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

Syria's refugee women claim a future for children outside of Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA for WNN Improve It (WNN/UNRWA) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: Sharing a first-hand account of Palestinian woman refugee Ms. Maysoun Za’ttoutt speaks directly to the emergency conditions inside Syria today. “This is something the world and the United Nations must act on together and quickly,” says WNN – Women News Network founder Lys Anzia. “An […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

UN High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As the main United Nations human rights body began its work today on a range of topics, the world body’s top rights official said little doubt remains that chemical weapons were used in Syria and she urged a political solution to the suffering that has reached […]

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. […]

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 […]

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