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12 Feb 2016 description
report United Nations

(New York, 12 February 2016) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed alarm at the deepening humanitarian emergency and lack of protection of civilian populations in Syria, and welcomed the commitment made on 11-12 February by members of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) to immediately facilitate the full implementation of

12 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

Following agreement late yesterday by diplomats meeting in Munich as part of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) to work with Syrian parties to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities, a United Nations-backed task force met today on quickly delivering aid to besieged towns and war-weary civilians in hard to reach areas across the country.

12 Feb 2016 description

Munich, Germany | AFP | Friday 2/12/2016 - 19:05 GMT

Russian bombing killed 16 civilians in Syria early Friday, hours after world powers agreed to a deal to end hostilities within a week, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

"Despite the agreement we made last night, Russia continued bombing the civilians -– they killed 16 civilians this morning," he said in Munich, where the Syria agreement was struck.

"There have been strikes against schools and hospitals as well."

12 Feb 2016 description

The Secretary-General has submitted the first report of the OPCW – UN Joint Investigative Mechanism to the Security Council today, pursuant to resolution 2235 (2015). The report provides an overview of the work of the Joint Investigative Mechanism to date, the sources of information available to the Mechanism and the methodology behind their investigation. The Secretary-General appreciates the professional, independent, objective and impartial work that is being carried out. The Security Council is expected to consider the report on 22 February.

12 Feb 2016 description

Damascus, Syria | AFP | Friday 2/12/2016 - 18:46 GMT

In the following AFP interview with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, the questions were asked in French and he replied in Arabic.

Question 1: How do you feel when you see tens of thousands of your citizens starving, running away from hunger, from their areas which are being shelled by your Russian allies, and trying to cross the borders to Turkey? And how do you feel when you see the pictures of them drowning in their attempt to cross the seas?

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Regarding the article: “Aiding Disaster: How the United Nations’ OCHA Helped Assad and Hurt Syrians in Need” (published 1 February 2016 in ‘Snapshot’, Foreign Affairs)

12 Feb 2016 description

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used.

In January 2016, AOAV recorded 3,444 deaths and injuries worldwide as a result of explosive violence, 55% of whom were civilians (1,895 civilian deaths and injuries). Syria continued to be the country with the most incidents and the most deaths and injuries, both civilian and military.

12 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

JERUSALEM, 12 February 2016 (IRIN) - As diplomats hash out the finer details of a deal to cease hostilities and allow increased humanitarian access in Syria, it appears that the civilians of Aleppo may have been left in the lurch.

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12 Feb 2016 description
report United Nations

In accordance with the decision of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the United Nations hosted today the first meeting of the Task Force on Humanitarian Access in Syria, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jan Egeland, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura.

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(New York, 12 February 2016) I welcome the news that the members of the International Syria Support Group have agreed to a cessation of hostilities in Syria.

I urge the parties to the conflict to ensure full, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access, including to besieged and hard-to-reach areas, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law.

The people of Syria - in Aleppo, Madaya, Foah and Kefraya, Deir ez-Zor and elsewhere - need an end to the brutal violence and bombing, the sieges, denial of free movement, food and medical care.

12 Feb 2016 description

Oncupinar, Turkey | AFP | Friday 2/12/2016 - 11:33 GMT

Some 100,000 Syrian refugees are being looked after in camps inside Syria close to the Turkish border, including 35,000 who this month fled a Russian-backed regime offensive in northern Aleppo province, a top Turkish official said Friday.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan, whose country has come under increasing pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence, said the refugees were being accommodated in nine camps just across the border with Syria.

12 Feb 2016 description

Syria - Intensified fighting in Syria’s northern provinces is causing a growing number of Syrians to flee their homes. Since 25th January, over 78,000 Syrians have been displaced in the province of Aleppo. Nearly 65 percent of those displaced in the recent violence (over 50,000 people) have headed towards A’zaz – a town near the Turkish border.

12 Feb 2016 description
report United Nations

12 February 2016

Meeting in Munich on February 11 & 12, 2016, as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States decided that humanitarian access will commence this week to besieged areas, and an ISSG task force will within one week elaborate modalities for a nationwide cessation of hostilities.

12 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

11 February 2016 – As the United Nations human rights chief warned today of “shocking” violence and abuses in and around the city of Aleppo and other parts of war-ravaged Syria, top-level diplomats meeting in Munich on ending the crisis agreed to work out the terms of nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in the coming week.

12 Feb 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

Since February 1, 2016, approximately 52,000 individuals have fled their homes in northern Aleppo governorate in response to escalating conflict.1 If conflict spreads south to more urbanized areas, significantly larger displacement is possible as conditions inside the city of Aleppo worsen.

12 Feb 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

More than 70,000 people are living in desperate conditions on the Turkish border with Syria after military action newly displaced tens of thousands of people.

Around 40,000 of these have come from Aleppo city, in north-west Syria, following the escalating government assault earlier this year.

Islamic Relief is providing emergency aid to those who are now living on the Turkish border with no shelter and little food.

12 Feb 2016 description
report Save the Children

February 11, 2016 – As people continue to flee from Aleppo region, Save the Children warns that tens of thousands have also been displaced in a fresh exodus from Dara’a in southern Syria.

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 5:59pm Thousands of families are now trapped between borders and conflict zones as fighting intensifies in both the north and south of the country. Up to 80 per cent of those displaced around Aleppo are said to be women and children.

11 Feb 2016 description
report Voice of America

A new report finds that some 470,000 people have been killed since Syria's civil war began nearly five years ago and that the new casualty figure is nearly twice that of past United Nations estimates.

According to the independent, non-profit Syrian Center for Policy Research, 400,000 Syrians were killed in violence linked to the conflict, while 70,000 people lost their lives because they lacked necessities like adequate health care, housing, sanitation, food and potable water.