49 updates found

Country

Syrian Arab RepublicFeatured
View country profile
Toggle text

G7 Leaders' Communiqué, June 2014 - Foreign Policy

Summary: 4 June 2014, Brussels - G7 Leaders' Communiqué, June 2014 - Foreign Policy

Ukraine

  1. We welcome the successful conduct under difficult circumstances of the election in Ukraine on 25 May. The strong voter turnout underlined the determination of Ukraine's citizens to determine the future of their country. We welcome Petro Poroshenko as the President-elect of Ukraine and commend him for reaching out to all the people of Ukraine.

Toggle text

Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 – 18 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

Toggle text

UNHCR says it is "stretched to the limit" by the rising number of refugees

GENEVA, October 1 (UNHCR) – More people have been forced to flee from their homes by a string of displacement crises than at any time in nearly two decades, stretching the UN refugee agency's resources to the limit, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said on Tuesday.

António Guterres told the opening session of its governing Executive Committee's annual meeting that while UNHCR and its partners continue to help with major displacements from previous years, 2013 has brought massive fresh flows of refugees.

Toggle text

World Leaders Highlight Link between Peace, Development as General Assembly’s Sixty-eighth Session Holds Second Day of Annual Debate

Speakers Deplore Syria Crisis, Warn against Neglecting Climate Impacts

GA/11425

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
8th, 9th & 10th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Deploring conflicts in Syria and elsewhere, world leaders highlighted the complementary relationship between peace and development today as the General Assembly entered the second day of its annual general debate.

Toggle text

World Humanitarian Day: 5 crises and how you can help

On Aug. 19, 2003, a cement mixer filled with explosives slammed into the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 17 people, including the top UN envoy to the country, Sergio Vieira de Mello. The tragedy underscored the persistent danger of humanitarian aid work in conflict zones, and prompted the UN to begin annually marking Aug. 19 as “World Humanitarian Day.”

Read the full report

Toggle text

Finland grants additional humanitarian aid for the Syrian crisis and the Sahel region

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, by decision of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala on 19 June, has granted a total of four million euros in humanitarian assistance to the Syrian crisis and the Sahel region.

The humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Syria continues to be severe. Approximately 6.8 million people, about half of them children, are in need of humanitarian assistance. The number of refugees has reached about 1.64 million and about 4.25 million people are internally displaced.

Toggle text

On World Refugee Day, Needs Of Displaced Everywhere Must Be Remembered

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME – For over two years, the world has witnessed millions of Syrians fleeing their homes, escaping from violence in search of a safe haven. Many families have been forced to move more than once, bringing only what they can carry. The needs of conflict-affected Syrians are huge, almost too big to comprehend: by the end of the year, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) aims to provide food assistance to seven million people, most of whom are either internally displaced or taking refuge in neighbouring countries.

Toggle text

Conflicts in Syria, Mali pose unprecedented threats to children – UN report

Report
UN News Service

The United Nations reviews situations in these and 18 other war-affected countries where the evolving character and tactics of conflict are taking a toll on children.

Toggle text

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June

The role of transparent resource management in conflict prevention, the situations in Mali and Somalia, and a debate on sexual violence in armed conflict would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in June, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom said at Headquarters today, briefing correspondents in his capacity as the 15-member body’s President for June.

Toggle text

Opening Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council

"Civilians bear the brunt of this crisis in which human rights violations have reached horrific dimensions. Confronted with the flagrant disregard of international law and human life on every side, I feel utter dismay," said Pillay.

Toggle text

Budgets Committee approves €70 million for Syria, Mali, Sahel and Chad

Report
European Union

Additional EU funding totalling €70 million to meet humanitarian needs in Syria, Mali, the Sahel region and Chad. was approved by the Budgets Committee on Wednesday.

Syria

Two years after the start of the conflict, violence is intensifying inside Syria and the UN estimates that more than 4 million people urgently need humanitarian aid. In neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, governments and humanitarian organisations face huge difficulties in meeting the refugees' most basic needs.

Toggle text

Ireland signs three-year €21m partnership agreement with UN World Food Programme

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D, and the Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., today signed a three-year Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, in Dublin. The WFP is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The agreement sets out shared objectives in the area of humanitarian assistance, as well as committing Ireland to providing a minimum of €7 million a year to WFP for the next three years.

Toggle text

Interview with Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Report
UN News Service

28 March 2013 – In September 2010, Valerie Amos took up her post at the helm of the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. From deploying rapid-response teams and working with partners to assess needs, take action, secure funds, and facilitate civil-military coordination, OCHA plays a key role in crisis situations worldwide.

Toggle text

Syria, Libya, Mali Illustrate Dilemmas of Backing Militias

March 2013 | Olive Branch Post by Bruce 'Ossie' Oswald

Militias often fill the vacuum in conflicts or post-conflict situations where government law-and-order authorities are unwilling or unable to carry out their functions. Such a situation creates a fundamental dilemma: What should the relationship be between arguably legitimate authorities and the paramilitaries, and how can the connection be managed responsibly?

Toggle text

New agreement securing relief to 800,000

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) have signed a historic three years partnership agreement with NRC, worth 993 million NOK. It supports NRC’s work for people displaced by war and conflict and will directly benefit approximately 800,000 people in 2013 alone.

It is the first time NRC has signed a global partnership agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norad. The three years agreement will replace a dozen separate contracts.

Toggle text

Complex Coverage Review - 26 February 2013

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Iraq 1

Mali 3

Syria 4

IED/Demining 6

In Brief: Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan 7

Toggle text

Media Availability with Nancy Lindborg, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), on the Humanitarian Situations in the Sahel and Syria

U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome

http://usunrome.usmission.gov/main/

Media Availability with Nancy Lindborg, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), on the Humanitarian Situations in the Sahel and Syria

Toggle text

Complex Coverage Review - 12 February 2013

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Iraq 1

Mali 2

Syria 3

IED/Demining 4

Toggle text

Syria, Mali crises tops Islamic summit agenda in Cairo

02/06/2013 10:27 GMT

by Taieb Mahjoub

CAIRO, Feb 6, 2013 (AFP) - Heads of state from across the Islamic world meet in Cairo Wednesday to tackle crises ranging from Syria's civil war to the battle against Islamist militants in Mali, with their sharp differences expected to be laid bare.

Syria will not be represented at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit even though much of the debate is expected to be focused on the conflict that has ravaged that country for almost 23 months, leaving tens of thousands dead.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

Toggle text

Press Conference by Security Council President on Programme of Work for February

The main thematic focus for the Republic of Korea’s month-long Presidency of the Security Council would be civilian protection, Ambassador Kim Sook said today, briefing reporters at Headquarters on the 15-nation body’s February work programme, which also featured meetings on United Nations peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and Kosovo.