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31 Jul 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

UN has raised misgivings about joint humanitarian plan announced by Assad government and Russia

BEIRUT, July 30 (Reuters) - Nearly 200 civilians, mostly women and children, left besieged eastern parts of Aleppo through a safety zone that Moscow and its Syrian ally say they have set up to evacuate people trapped in opposition-held areas, Syrian state media said on Saturday.

31 Jul 2016 description

Toronto, On. (July 30, 2016)​­ Anadan Hospital hit by Air Strike in Northern Aleppo at approximately 11pm Damascus time on July 30, 2016 (4 hours ago). The hospital was the last operating in Western Rural Aleppo. UOSSM supports the Anadan Hospital with medicine and supplies.

30 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

By Ben Parker

As humanitarian aid organisations in Syria prepare for one of their biggest tests yet, they are falling into disarray.

Judging by the course of the war so far, Aleppo’s hundreds of thousands of civilians could well be besieged, used as human shields, forced to flee, or all three. As the aid community readies for the inevitable crisis, it faces a split between the UN and NGOs, new allegations of UN ethical lapses, and a major NGO corruption scandal.

30 Jul 2016 description

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Saturday 7/30/2016 - 13:44 GMT

Russia's defence ministry on Saturday announced that four additional "humanitarian corridors" will be opened from Syria's besieged Aleppo, adding that 169 civilians have been able to get out so far.

"Four humanitarian corridors are being opened, in addition to those prepared earlier for the exit of civilians from Aleppo neighbourhoods controlled by militants," a defence ministry statement said.

Three corridors had already begun working in the area, it said.

30 Jul 2016 description

Damascus, Syria | AFP | Saturday 7/30/2016 - 15:43 GMT

by Rim Haddad with Rana Moussaoui in Beirut

Syria and its ally Russia said Saturday that dozens of civilians and rebels had left besieged eastern Aleppo through humanitarian corridors but residents there and rebels dismissed the claims as "lies".

The reported crossings came 48 hours after Russia announced safe passages to allow evacuations from the rebel-held eastern areas, where an estimated 250,000 people are under government siege and facing food shortages.

30 Jul 2016 description

Cluster bombs have been used in at least 47 airstrikes in Syria since May 27, 2016, according to a Human Rights Watch report issued on July 28. These offensives have killed dozens of civilians.

30 Jul 2016 description

An aerial attack which struck and partially destroyed a maternity hospital in rural Idlib province, north-western Syria, this afternoon appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities, Amnesty International said.

30 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is outraged by today’s airstrike on a vital maternity hospital run by our partners in Idlib governorate.

The bombing took place at approximately 13.00 BST today, hitting the front of the hospital building. Two people were killed in the attack.

30 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Estimated number of refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers present in the country grew to around 3,600.

  • The number of asylum seekers gathering to re-enter the EU at the Northern border to Hungary slightly decreased to just over 1,200. Less than twenty pushbacks from Hungary into Serbian territory were encountered. Demanding unhindered entry into Hungary, around 100 protesters remained in peaceful hunger strike close to Horgos I border crossing at the Serbia-Hungary border.

29 Jul 2016 description

Toronto, Ontario. (July 29, 2016), ​A “​Syrian Relief” maternity hospital in Kafer Takhareem (Idlib, Syria) was hit by an airstrike hours ago. The hospital serves a population of 1,300 women and performs roughly 300 deliveries per month. The next closest hospital is 43 miles away. Syrian Relief is an affiliate of UOSSM and the hospital is supported by Save The Children. Latest reports indicate 5 civilians killed and 13 wounded.

29 Jul 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 19:50 GMT

by Karam al-Masri with Layal Abou Rahal in Beirut

The UN on Friday urged Russia to give it control of humanitarian passages out of Aleppo in northern Syria where besieged residents cowered indoors afraid to use what some called "death corridors".

A monitoring group, meanwhile, reported that at least 18 civilians were killed in air strikes in the city of Aleppo and in the provincial town of Atareb.

29 Jul 2016 description

According to the Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov, “the Russian military department is doing everything possible in order to improve humanitarian situation in Aleppo. This aspect the humanitarian operation is focused on. The Russian Armed Forces in cooperation with the government of the Syrian Arab Republic launched the humanitarian operation on July 28 under the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin”.

29 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 29, 2016) — A Save the Children-supported maternity hospital in Idlib, Syria was bombed today. The hospital serves over 1,300 women and performs over 300 deliveries each month. Save the Children is working to confirm reports of casualties among the patients and hospital staff.

Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic bombing of the maternity hospital in Idlib. Our thoughts and hearts are with the patients, staff, and their families."

29 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact Erin Taylor 267.250.8829 (M)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 29, 2016) — Aid workers in Aleppo have reported horrific conditions for casualties and health workers, with limb amputations and head trauma the most prevalent injuries after weeks of heavy bombardment in the now besieged eastern part of the city.

29 Jul 2016 description

Geneva, Switzerland,

Thank you for being available for this further discussion. I must say I owe to you some additional points because all of you asked for some comments on what, at that time, was breaking news, at the humanitarian taskforce. I did not answer your questions then because I said we were going to study the Russian initiative. So now I have some comments that I would like to share with you.

29 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

Tom Rollins

The Baalbek International Festival is in town. Under silvery bunting, telltale tourists drift around in shorts in the sleepy mid-afternoon heat.

But it’s less of a lark for more than 130,000 Syrian refugees who live in the wider governorate of Baalbek-Hermel, in eastern Lebanon.

Read full article on IRIN

29 Jul 2016 description

29 juillet 2016, Rome -**Un rapport élaboré par les deux agences onusiennes alerte sur le sort de millions de personnes vivant dans les 17 pays touchés par des conflits prolongés et qui se trouvent actuellement en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire. Selon le document présenté au Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, ces conflits entravent également les efforts mondiaux visant à éradiquer la malnutrition.**