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22 Jul 2018 description

Statement by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt on resettlement of White Helmets from Syria

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:

Following a joint diplomatic effort by the UK and international partners, a group of White Helmets volunteers from southern Syria and their families have been able to leave Syria for safety.

They are now being assisted by the UNHCR in Jordan pending international resettlement.

21 Jul 2018 description
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21 Jul 2018 description

Given the humanitarian crisis faced by the Syrian people, President Macron decided in April 2018 to extend the French support in Syria with an additional contribution of 50M€ (58M$).

21 Jul 2018 description
report Voice of America

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Saturday to discuss joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, a day after France sent 50 tons of medical aid.

France sent the aid after Russia agreed to facilitate transport of the aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus that until April was controlled by rebels.

21 Jul 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Trump administration to allow some 500 Somali immigrants to remain in the US for at least another 18 months.

  • Washington said it arrived at the decision considering the "ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions" in Somalia.

  • Somalis in the US were first deemed eligible for the special status in 1991 when their country erupted into civil war.


21 Jul 2018 description
report Medair

I have been part of Medair Lebanon for over a year now. As a communications officer, part of what I do is meet with families and listen to their stories. Every person I've met has motivated me and given me a greater appreciation of how blessed I am.

The people I've met have lost literally everything! Can you imagine losing your home, your land, your loved ones, and having to live in a tent with barely the minimum to survive?

21 Jul 2018 description

Syria’s North West[1] rebel stronghold has recently witnessed a wave of targeted assassinations against rebel factions and, specifically, against Hayat Tahrir al Sham2 members and leadership. While ACLED data show that assassinations in this area took place at lower levels across 2017, the recent wave of assassinations shows higher frequency and lethality[3] than earlier months.

21 Jul 2018 description

A la suite de l’entretien de coordination le 24 mai dernier à Saint-Pétersbourg entre le Président de la République Française et le Président de la Fédération de Russie, la France et la Russie mettront en œuvre dans les prochains jours un projet humanitaire conjoint en Syrie pour répondre aux besoins des populations civiles qui demeurent très importants dans la Ghouta orientale (Douma) en particulier pour la prise en charge des urgences médicales dans les hôpitaux gérés par le Croissant rouge arabe syrien.