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You Can’t Please Everyone

The U.N. humanitarian mission in Syria is constantly scrutinized by the rebels and the regime. By Nour Samaha It is considered one of the most controversial United Nations’ missions in recent history, and over the last year it has come under the fire and scrutiny of opposition supporters, who claim it is no longer acting impartially, and is under the influence

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Syria Aid Trucks Reach Edge of Besieged Damascus Suburb

BEIRUT, Feb 17 – A convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrived outside a besieged Damascus suburb on Wednesday in a major, U.N.-backed deal to deliver aid to tens of thousands of trapped residents in several of Syria’s worst hit areas, a Reuters witness said. Syrian state media earlier said that a convoy of 35

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U.N. Says Syria Ignored Most of its Requests to Deliver Aid

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28- The Syrian government in 2015 ignored most United Nations requests to deliver humanitarian aid to some of the 4.6 million people in hard-to-reach and besieged areas and only 620,000 received help, the U.N. aid chief said on Wednesday. Stephen O’Brien told the U.N. Security Council that last year

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Syrian Opposition Figure Says Jan. 25 Talks Not Realistic

BEIRUT, Jan 14 – A prominent Syrian opposition politician said on Thursday he thought it unrealistic that peace talks will begin on Jan. 25 in Geneva as planned unless sieges are lifted and humanitarian aid for civilians allowed in. A U.N envoy had earlier said the talks were still on schedule. “I personally do not

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Mobile Clinics, Medical Teams Needed in Madaya – WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 12 – The World Health Organization has asked the Syrian government for permission to send mobile clinics and medical teams to the besieged town of Madaya to assess the extent of malnutrition and evacuate the worst cases, its representative said on Tuesday. An aid convoy on Monday brought the first

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Security Council Discusses Starvation in Beseiged Syrian Towns

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 11 – The U.N. Security Council was discussing the besieged towns of Syria on Monday after reports emerged that tens of thousands of civilians have been trapped for months without supplies and are starving to death. “New Zealand and Spain called for today’s Security Council meeting on the situation in theSyrian town

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France: Syria, Russia Must End Operations Against Syrian Civilians

PARIS, Jan 11 – France’s foreign minister said on Monday Syria and Russia must stop what he called military operations against civilians and in particular put an end to suffering in the besieged city of Madaya just two weeks before peace talks are scheduled. Laurent Fabius said images coming out of Madaya, where aid agencies

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Aid Convoys Depart for Besieged Syrian Towns

BEIRUT, Jan 11 – Aid convoys headed for a besieged Syrian town where thousands are trapped and the United Nations says people are reported to have died of starvation. Trucks headed for Madaya, near the Lebanese border, and two villages in the northwest of the country on Monday, the Red Cross said, as part of

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