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Russia, China veto U.N. extending Syria cross-border aid

Dec 21, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Humanitarian aid currently flows into Syria through UN-designated checkpoints without the formal permission of the regime in Damascus, but that authority is due to expire on January 10

HARDSHIP. A displaced Syrian woman from Raqa walks at a camp for internally displaced people in Ain Issa. File photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Aid convoy quits Syria enclave as regime presses onslaught

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Dozens of United Nations trucks reach the main town of Douma, the first aid convoy to arrive since a bloody Russian-backed assault began more than two weeks ago

AID FOR SYRIANS. Displaced Syrians wait to receive aid from Russian soldiers as they return to their villages in the area of Abu al-Duhur on March 4, 2018. Photo by George Ourfalian/AFP

Turkey halts work of U.S. aid group helping Syrians

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Christine Nyirjesy Bragale director of media relations at Mercy Corps says the group had not been given a reason for having its permit revoked No comment could immediately be obtained from Turkish government officials

US says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

Oct 29, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Washington is currently weighing further sanctions against Syria and a push for justice at the International Criminal Court in the Hague

ATTACKED. A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016, the morning after a convoy delivering aid was hit by a deadly air strike. File photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Syria aid convoy hit by air strike – UN expert

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:04 PM

With our analysis we determined it was an air strike says Lars Bromley a researcher at the United Nations body UNOSAT which collects and analyzes satellite images

Humanitarian air drops: A complex, risky task

Jun 05, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Military experts cite the challenges involved in carrying out humanitarian air drops for those in besieged areas

epa05290068 Syrian residents sit on a ground during a humanitarian aid delivery by the Russian army in a village of Kaukab, Hama province, Syria, 04 May 2016. The United States and Russia have agreed to extend the cease-fire in Syria to the city of Aleppo, the US State Department reported on 04 May. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

UN says Syria aid drops not 'imminent' despite pleas

Jun 03, 2016 - 1:15 AM

Britain and France are calling for urgent aid for besieged Syrian towns particularly Daraya Moadamiyeh and Madaya

epa05097659 Syrians from the besieged town of Madaya leave towards the capital for treatment, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria, 11 January 2016. Three trucks carrying long-awaited food and medical supplies entered the Syrian town of Madaya on 11 January with Doctors without Borders (MSF) saying almost 30 people there have died of starvation after a months-long siege by government forces. At the same time, three aid trucks entered the isolated north-western Shiite villages of Foua and Kefraya, which have been besieged by hardline Islamist rebels, Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah said. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI

Millions in US aid to Syrians suspended over graft probe

May 11, 2016 - 2:41 AM

USAID discovers a network of commercial vendors NGO employees and others allegedly engaged in bribery and kickback schemes

epa05145883 Syrian refugees gather in a building as they wait for food near a refugee camp in Bab Al-Salama city, northern Syria, 06 February 2016. A new wave of Syrian refugees leaving the country is expected to reach Turkey, according to local news. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some 40,000 people were on the move in Aleppo province, after the Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province a day earlier, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of the key city. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Canada creates matching fund to aid Syria refugees

Sep 13, 2015 - 8:24 AM

Christian Paradis minister for international development says the matching funds would ensure their donations can have the greatest impact

Syrian refugees arrive at Jordan Syria border point of Al-Rugban area at the north east of Jordan, 10 September 2015. Photo by Jamal Nasrallah/EPA

UN to vote on improved Syria aid access

Jul 12, 2014 - 12:58 PM

The United Nations accuses the Syrian regime of imposing bureaucratic and arbitrary obstacles to the delivery of humanitarian aid

AID FOR CIVILIANS. The UN Council calls on the Syrian government to improve civilians' access to much-needed aid. Photo from Agence France-Presse

UN Council calls for better Syria aid access

Oct 03, 2013 - 12:27 AM

The UN calls the Syrian government to take immediate steps to facilitate the expansion of humanitarian relief operations and lift bureaucratic impediments

AID FOR CIVILIANS. The UN Council calls on the Syrian government to improve civilians' access to much-needed aid. Photo from Agence France-Presse