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On International Day of Nonviolence, World Vision calls on all to step up the protection of children

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Oct 2, 2014: As conflict scales up across the Middle East this month, aid agency World Vision says the protection of children from violence is more critical than ever.

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30 children killed in Syria school bombing: monitor

10/01/2014 14:28 GMT

BEIRUT, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - At least 30 children were killed in a double bombing at a school in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

They were among 39 people who died in the attack in the Akrameh neighbourhood, according to a new toll from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Blasts in Syria's Homs kill 18, most children: state media

10/01/2014 11:03 GMT

DAMASCUS, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - Twin car bomb explosions in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday killed at least 18 people, mostly children, and wounded 40 others, state news agency SANA reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, reported the same toll in the double bombing in the Akrameh neighbourhood of Homs.

The group said the toll could rise as body parts were still being collected from the scene and several of the wounded were in serious condition.

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Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014): Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/696) [EN/AR]

I. Introduction

1. This seventh report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested 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.

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IS fighters near Turkish border, despite US air strikes

10/01/2014 02:25 GMT

by Bulent Kilic

MURSITPINAR, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - Islamic State fighters were closing in Wednesday on a key Syrian town near the Turkish border, despite multiple US air strikes, as the Pentagon cautioned it "cannot bomb the militants into obscurity".

US warplanes launched multiple strikes against Islamic State jihadists in both Syria and Iraq Tuesday, as Britain carried out its first air raids against the group.

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Workers dig out dead after Syria regime strike on Aleppo

09/30/2014 13:57 GMT

BEIRUT, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - At least eight people were killed on Tuesday, among them four children, when Syrian regime helicopters dropped explosives-packed barrel bombs on a district of northern Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

The attack between the neighbourhoods of Sakhur and Sheikh Khodr caused widespread damage, levelling several buildings and shearing the facades off others.

Civil defence members in the rebel-held east of the city rushed to the scene, using bulldozers and pickaxes to clear rubble and twisted metal.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Briefing to the Security Council on Syria [EN/AR]

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11 million people in Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance. Amos is calling for greater financial assistance and sustained pressure on all parties to ensure that they respect and implement resolutions 2139 and 2165.

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Syria crisis: Needs Overview: Food, Health, Water - Sheikh Maqsoud | Aleppo City | Aleppo Governorate

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ANNEX: METHODOLOGY

The methodology applied for this assessment was a phased approach which included primary data collection and analysis between 20 and 28 August 2014 as well as a secondary data review which was used to triangulate and validate the primary data.

Three similar assessment were previously carried out, between 17 April and 25 July 2014, in four smaller but densely populated neighbourhoods of eastern Aleppo city. These assessments allowed for trend identification over time in this oppositioncontrolled side of Aleppo city.

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UN Humanitarian Chief Welcomes Qatar’s Generous Contribution to Humanitarian Funds Helping Syrians in Need

(New York, 29 September 2014) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, met today to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria and neighbouring countries.

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At UN, Syria closes the door on peace talks

09/29/2014 16:07 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, September 29, 2014 (AFP) - Syria will not begin talks to end the three-and-a-half-year war while Islamist militants are rampaging through the country, the foreign minister told the United Nations on Monday.

"We cannot start any political solution while terrorism is still rampant in Syria," Foreign Minister Walid Mualem told the UN General Assembly.

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Swiss budget for Syrians in desperate need increased by CHF 20 million

Bern, 23.09.2014 - To improve the desperate situation of people affected by the conflict in Syria, Switzerland’s Humanitarian Aid has increased its support measures both for people in Syria and the over three million refugees in the neighbouring states. Switzerland’s budget since the start of the Syrian crisis totals CHF 105 million.

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IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

09/29/2014 19:13 GMT

DAMASCUS, September 29, 2014 (AFP) - Islamic State group fighters closed in Monday to within only a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey, despite new air strikes by the US-led coalition.

NATO member Turkey deployed tanks to reinforce its side of the border and said parliament would this week debate joining the coalition against the jihadists operating on the country's doorstep.

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US-led Syria strikes on IS hit entrance to main gas plant: NGO

09/28/2014 21:03 GMT

BEIRUT, September 28, 2014 (AFP) - The US-led coalition against jihadists in Syria struck late Sunday the entrance to the country's main gas plant, in an apparent warning to Islamic State (IS) militants to abandon the premises under their control, a monitor said.

"The international coalition has for the first time struck the entrance and prayer area of the Coneco gas plant. It is under IS control, and is the largest in Syria," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman.

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MICAD, IRC join forces to provide healthcare, education to refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan AND Jordan

The U.A.E. Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), yesterday signed two agreements with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to provide healthcare, education and job opportunities to Syrian refugees in Jordan and the Kurdish Region of Iraq.

The Agreements were signed by Hazza Mohammad Falah Al Qahtani, the Under-Secretary of MICAD and David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC on the side-lines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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US/Syria: Investigate Possible Unlawful US Strikes

At Least 7 Civilians Dead; Residents Say No Evident Military Target

(New York, September 28, 2014) – Apparent US missile strikes on Idlib in Syria that killed at least seven civilians should be investigated for possible violations of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 25, 2014, in statements to the press, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the United States was looking into reports of civilian casualties in Syria from their strikes but that the US military had “no credible reporting from operational sources” of civilian deaths.

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Statement regarding interim findings of WHO assessment of deaths of children in Idleb Governorate, Syria

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27 September 2014

A World Health Organization (WHO) assessment of the cause of the death of 15 children in rural Idleb, northern Syria has concluded that the most likely cause of the event was the incorrect use of a drug called Atracurium as a diluent for Measles/Rubella vaccine.

There is no evidence that the Measles/Rubella vaccine itself or its correct diluent were the cause of this tragic event.

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New supplies bring hope to Syrian schools

As children return for the new school year in the Syrian Arab Republic, UNICEF is providing school bags and supplies to help support more than a million students.

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IS rockets hit besieged Syrian Kurdish town for first time

09/27/2014 17:11 GMT

BEIRUT, September 27, 2014 (AFP) - Rocket fire by jihadists from the Islamic State group hit the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab on Saturday for the first time, wounding 12 people, a monitor said.

The report comes as the US-led coalition widened its campaign of air strikes against IS targets to include fighters around the town on the Turkish border, known as Kobane by the Kurds.

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Syria and Iraq: ICRC calls for better compliance with humanitarian law

The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing to all parties involved in the Syria and Iraq conflicts to uphold the fundamental principle of human dignity, to spare the civilian population the effects of the hostilities and to facilitate neutral, independent and impartial humanitarian activities.