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26 Sep 2016 description

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday delivered life-saving food assistance to besieged families in the Four Towns of Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and Foaa and Kefraya in Rural Idlib as part of a joint interagency convoy with UN agencies and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

This is the first time that food and humanitarian supplies have reached these areas since April.

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report gives an account of the activities of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the past three months, pursuant to the mandate contained in Security Council resolution 350 (1974) and extended in subsequent resolutions, most recently resolution 2294 (2016).

II. Situation in the area of operation and activities of the Force

26 Sep 2016 description

New York, 25 September 2016

SdeM: Good afternoon. I will read some few points because I think the meeting as such was intense and timely, and therefore I think we need to be very precise in what we say.

First of all, you must have heard, because this was a public meeting, what has been the content of the interventions both of the members of the Security Council and my own, so I will not repeat it, but let me just summarize some few points, and of course I will take some questions. The time is appropriate for that.

26 Sep 2016 description

Correction

314 confirmed casualties based on initial reports . Reporting and data collection in the field has proven challenging due to overwhelming circumstances.

94 - Casualties on Friday September 23
96 - Casualties on Saturday September 24
106 - Casualties On Sunday September 25
18 - Casualties on Monday September 26

26 Sep 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

People in Aleppo can’t even mourn their dead as condolence gatherings are targeted, says islamic relief aid worker, as he calls for ‘immediate action’ to protect civilians.

Intensive airstrikes in Aleppo leave 184 dead

Two days of intensive airstrikes in Aleppo has left 184 people dead in the last 48 hours and prompted a desperate plea from one of Islamic Relief Syria’s key aid workers on the ground to pause hostilities and allow aid workers to protect civilians.

26 Sep 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 10:21 GMT |

by Karam al-Masri with Layal Abou Rahal in Beirut

Residents of Syria's battered city of Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages Monday as Syrian and Russian warplanes again pounded rebel-held areas in defiance of international concern.

A fresh wave of intensive air strikes hit the city's opposition-controlled east from dawn on Monday, an AFP correspondent in the city said, on the morning after Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes at the UN Security Council.

26 Sep 2016 description
report Save the Children

Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 4:27pm

AUDIO : Click here for full transcripts and audio clips of Dr Abu Rajab’s interviews from hospital today.

One hospital said that 43 per cent of the injured they treated yesterday were children, and the ambulance crew with Shafak, a Syrian NGO, said more than 50 per cent of the casualties they have picked up in the last 48 hours are children.

25 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12533

Security Council
7777th Meeting (AM)

As the United States and the Russian Federation traded accusations in the Security Council today of misconduct in their handling of the crisis in Syria over the past two weeks, the United Nations top official addressing the conflict urged them to salvage their recent cessation of hostilities agreement before all hope was lost.

25 Sep 2016 description

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Christos Stylianides on the situation in Aleppo

25 Sep 2016 description

Joint Statement on Syria by the Foreign Ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the High Representative of the European Union

The foreign ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the High Representative of the European Union have released the following joint statement:

25 Sep 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Sunday 9/25/2016 - 15:51 GMT

by Carole Landry with Karam al-Masri in Aleppo

The UN Security Council met for urgent talks on Sunday as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held east Aleppo in the worst surge of bombing to hit the devastated city in years.

Britain, France and the United States called the emergency meeting to turn up pressure on Russia and press demands that it rein in its ally Syria to halt the intense bombing campaign on Aleppo.

25 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18152

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is appalled by the chilling military escalation in the city of Aleppo, which is facing the most sustained and intense bombardment since the start of the Syrian conflict.

24 Sep 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Saturday 9/24/2016 - 17:44 GMT

by Karam al-Masri with Sara Hussein in Beirut

Residents in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors Saturday as fierce air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 civilians, after diplomatic efforts to revive a ceasefire failed.

Nearly two million civilians were left without water in the devastated northern city after regime bombardment damaged a pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the United Nations said.

24 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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DAMASCUS, 23 September 2016 – “Nearly two million people in Aleppo are once again with no running water, through the public network.

“Intense attacks last night have damaged the Bab al-Nayrab water pumping station which supplies water to some 250,000 people in the eastern parts of Aleppo. Violence is preventing repair teams from reaching the station. In retaliation, the Suleiman al Halabi pumping station, also located in the east, was switched off - cutting water to 1.5 million people in the western parts of the city.

23 Sep 2016 description

Address by the International Committee of the Red Cross's Middle East Director, Robert Mardini, to UNGA leaders at a side event focused on the humanitarian situation in Syria.

Excellencies Ladies and gentlemen Colleagues,

23 Sep 2016 description

MSF denounces indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas in the besieged city which causes death of innocent lives