Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today the appointment of the last of three members of its probe to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip since the […]

UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

UN humanitarian agency "at breaking point" in Gaza

WNN Breaking UPDATE Friday August 1, 2014: Less than three hours into a mutually agreed temporary ceasefire between Israel military forces and Hamas militia agents in Gaza, a 72 hour truce has been broken as reports come in stating that two Israeli soldiers in Gaza have been killed and one has been captured by Hamas […]

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 […]

Hona Zarqa: the local women making the media their own

Hona Zarqa: the local women making the media their own

Alice Su – Middle East Monitor – Friday, 13 September 2013 (originally published  10 Sept) Sally Ahmed Zarir works in a newsroom inside a refugee camp. Zarqa, Jordan’s industrial centre 12 miles northeast of Amman, is home to over 50 per cent of Jordanian’s factories, a 15.9 per cent unemployment rate, and the country’s oldest […]

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 […]

UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Damascus, SYRIA: In the wake of a visit to Syria, a senior United Nations official has welcomed the commitment made by the Middle Eastern country’s authorities to allow the world body to begin the independent verification of alleged violations against children in the conflict taking place there. “This will allow for better […]