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First aid since January reaches displaced Syrians near Jordan border

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:59 PM

(UPDATED) 'The UN and SARC are delivering humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in need at Rukban camp in southeast Syria,' the UN says in a statement

BORDER. In this file photo taken on March 1, 2017, Syrian refugee patients from the makeshift Rukban camp, which lies in no-man's-land off the border between Syria and Jordan in the remote northeast, cross over to visit a UN-operated medical clinic immediately on the Jordanian-side for checkups. File photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Oct 31, 2017 - 7:59 AM

Eastern Ghouta was once a prime agricultural region, but the rebel stronghold has been under a tight government siege since 2013, causing shortages of food and medicine

SCRAMBLE FOR HELP. A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent tries to organize Syrians waiting to be seen by a doctor at a hospital in Kafr Batna on October 30, 2017, after a convoy carrying aid for some 40,000 people entered the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria's capital Damascus. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP

Syria rebel fire kills 3 in Red Crescent center – monitor

Feb 09, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The rocket fire hits a Syrian Arab Red Crescent distribution center in the Hamdaniyah neighbourhood of the city which was fully recaptured by government forces in December after a months long siege and heavy fighting

Thousands leave Aleppo under rebel withdrawal deal

Dec 15, 2016 - 9:47 PM

UPDATED The rebel withdrawal will pave the way for President Bashar al Assad s forces to reclaim complete control of Syria s second city handing the regime its biggest victory in more than 5 years of civil war

ALEPPO EVACUATION. An elderly Syrian woman in a wheelchair waits next to a bus during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo on December 15, 2016. Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Aleppo one of 'most devastating urban conflicts' – Red Cross

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:41 AM

ICRC: No one and nowhere is safe Shell fire is constant with houses schools and hospitals all in the line of fire People live in a state of fear

A Syrian man covered with dust carries pieces of metal on a street cluttered with rubble following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo, on August 15, 2016. Ameer Alhalbi/AFP

New aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross says 44 aid trucks carrying food and other supplies entered Madaya on Thursday January 14

A handout image dated January 11, 2016, made available by the International Committee of the Red Cross, showing a convoy of vehicles seen en route to Madaya, Syria. Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC/Handout/EPA

Aid trucks enter starvation-hit Syria town

Jan 12, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Residents of Madaya Syria say they have no food no water and no electricity

Syria conflict claimed lives of 50 volunteers – Red Crescent

Apr 05, 2015 - 6:54 AM

In a tweet the International Committee of the Red Cross deplores the loss of the 50 Red Crescent volunteers it says died saving the lives of others in Syria since the conflict erupted in March 2011

Gunmen kidnap Red Cross workers in war-ravaged Syria

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:52 AM

A key opposition group meanwhile said it would not attend any Geneva peace talks

More than 100 dead as violence stepped up in Syria

Jun 24, 2012 - 8:28 AM

More than 100 people were reported killed Saturday June 23 in violence across Syria as Turkey downplayed the Syrian shooting down of a Turkish plane while President Bashar al Assad formed a new cabinet with key posts unchanged