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27 Jul 2016 description

Populations continue to face mass atrocity crimes committed by state security forces and affiliated militias in Syria's ongoing civil war. Various armed opposition groups and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are also committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

27 Jul 2016 description

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS

 200,827 people displaced in affected areas of Aleppo (163,880), Idleb (24,449), Homs (7,173), Ar-Raqqa (3,577), Lattakia (1,273), Deir Ez-Zor (475) governorates, northern Syria, due to fighting since 1 February 2016 (figures as of 19 July). This represents an increase of 4,116 new IDPs since 5 July, including 2,116 new IDPs in Aleppo Governorate and 2,000 new IDPs in Idleb Governorate.

27 Jul 2016 description

Qamishli, Syria | AFP | Wednesday 7/27/2016 - 19:11 GMT

by Delil Souleiman and Gihad Darwish

A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.

It was the largest and deadliest attack to hit the city since the March 2011 outbreak of Syria's conflict.

State media gave a toll of 44 dead and 140 injured in the bombing, which hit a western district of the city where several local Kurdish ministries are located.

27 Jul 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

27 Jul 2016 description

By Dylan Quinnell

More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an estimated 60,000 in the Manbij area, Syria, have been cut off from aid in the last three weeks, marking a shameful deterioration since the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) promised to open full access to aid across the country six months ago.

26 Jul 2016 description

Special Envoy: Good evening. First let me say in French [few words of condolences and condemnation of today’s church attack in France].

Today as you know we had a meeting in Geneva at the UN premises here with both American and Russian senior officials. The subject was related to the urgent need of progress on the cessation of hostilities, on the humanitarian access, on counter-terrorism and indeed political transition.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Amman, 26 July 2016 – “Four hospitals in eastern Aleppo city – al-Dakkak, al-Bayan, al-Hakim and al-Zahraa – and a blood blank were reportedly hit several times on 23 and 24 July disrupting key life-saving health services for up to 300,000 civilians.

“According to reports, a two-day-old baby died in his incubator due to interruptions in the oxygen supply as a result of air strikes on al-Hakim. This UNICEF-supported paediatric hospital, the only one in the city, was reportedly hit twice in less than 12 hours.

26 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

Ben Parker, Annie Slemrod

Dozens of people were reportedly killed by US airstrikes in northern Syria last week in what may amount to the greatest loss of civilian life in the coalition’s two-year war against so-called Islamic State.

UK-based group Airwars, which monitors coalition action in Iraq and Syria, estimated that between 74 and 203 civilians were killed on 19 July near the village of Manbij, where the US is backing rebels in their assault on IS.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12458

7744th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Permanent Representative Blames Crisis on Neighbour for Keeping Border Open as Council Members Differ over Air Strike Casualties

The United Nations humanitarian affairs chief called today for the immediate establishment of a weekly, 48-hour pause in fighting so that urgently needed assistance could reach 250,000 people trapped in besieged eastern Aleppo and other hard-to-reach places in Syria.

26 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Tuesday 26 July 2016
'The smell of blood and gunpowder fills the air': Aid workers in Aleppo and Idlib say tens of thousands of children are at risk as crisis escalates

26 Jul 2016 description

The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. These funds will support UNRWA’s emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a ceremony in Washington D.C., on 12 July, as part of the country’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.

25 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Shushan Mebrahtu

Across the Syrian Arab Republic, children are putting their lives at risk to sit for their final exams in school. Hear the stories of six children who travelled across conflict lines to continue their education, in hopes of building a brighter future for their country.

25 Jul 2016 description

July 21, 2016 - Toronto - Media in besieged Aleppo, Syria released a disturbing image of a paramedic holding an unborn fetus killed by barrel bomb shrapnel. The bomb was dropped in a civilian area and the mother and father were killed along with other civilians.

25 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the twenty-ninth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), in which the Council requests the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

25 Jul 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Monday 7/25/2016 - 15:17 GMT

by Karam al-Masri

Syria's regime intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo province Monday, as the UN backed a call by its top aid official for a humanitarian truce in the city.

The push for aid to reach desperate civilians trapped by a regime siege in Syria's former second city came on the eve of a meeting between a UN envoy, US and Russian officials to try to revive peace talks.