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UN pulls out non-essential staff from Syria as threat of chemical weapons looms

it announced on Monday.  In an online statement, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ... of security concerns, it announced on Monday. In an online statement, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said: "The U.N. ...

04/12/2012 - 13:48 - comment 0

U.N.: Gaza Strip closure is ”unacceptable”

The U.N. humanitarian chief called on Israel on Friday ... The U.N. humanitarian chief called on Israel on Friday to end what it called the "unacceptable" ... the humanitarian situation in the Strip and asked him to permit U.N. aid workers into the territory. In a separate ...

16/05/2010 - 17:30 - comments 2

UN: 5,000 die in Syria every month, 6,000 flee per day

and humanitarian officials said. Of the nearly 1.8 million refugees identified by the U.N. Refugee Agency, ... flee the country every day, U.N. refugee and humanitarian officials said.Of the nearly 1.8 million ... by the U.N. Refugee Agency, two-thirds have fled this year Some 5,000 Syrians die ...

17/07/2013 - 06:53 - comment 0

U.S. warns Iran over activities of employees in U.N. mission

12,000 personal hygiene kits — soap, toothbrush, toothpaste," Boucher said. The U.N. Children's ... "They were stopped by a police officer who asked them some questions.     "The officer ... holiday approaches.     Meanwhile, the United States will give Iran $300,000 in humanitarian aid ...

18/05/2010 - 15:44 - comment 0

Turkey to press ahead with Syria sanctions after ‘historic’ vetoes

Tuesday by vetoing a Western-backed U.N. resolution that could have led to U.N. sanctions on Damascus, ... Turkey said Wednesday it would impose sanctions on Syria despite the blocking of any U.N. measures ... a diplomatic victory Tuesday by vetoing a Western-backed U.N. resolution that could have led to U.N. sanctions ...

06/10/2011 - 07:19 - comment 0

U.N. Humanitarian Chief: Over one-third of Syrians need urgent help

Valerie Amos, the U.N. Under Secretary General ... and support,” added Amos, stating the need of more capacity and funding for the U.N. to reach people in need. ... help. The U.N.’s humanitarian chief urged on Saturday the need for helping ...

28/09/2013 - 16:36 - comment 0

UN:Yemen is the most forgotten crisis in the world

the political process could fail" without humanitarian aid, said Trond Jensen , head of the U.N. Office ... The U.N. says Yemen's fragile democracy ... forgotten crises in the world," the U.N. cautioned. ...

09/06/2014 - 19:35 - comment 0

Lebanon and World Bank to create Syria crisis fund

U.N.  agencies with the growing number of Syrian refugees, caretaker Prime Minister  Najib Mikati ... agencies are becoming increasingly concerned with ensuring adequate shelter for new arrivals, the U.N. ... U.N. agencies operating in the country. He also said a meeting to be chaired by President  Michel ...

15/07/2013 - 14:24 - comment 0

Red Cross: Homs move doesn't improve humanitarian situation in Syria

regime forces. Their detention has been condemned by human rights groups and  U.N.  agencies ... They have been training for three years,” he added. A senior U.N. official in Beirut acknowledged ... the rebel-stronghold after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire and evacuation deal conclude Fighters ...

15/02/2014 - 12:10 - comment 0

UN observers leave Syria: too much violence to observe

of the U.N. Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) expired at midnight Sunday after a roughly four-month ... after a U.N. Security Council resolution in April, a team of some 300 truce monitors was progressively ... U.N. observer mission chief on Saturday accused both Syrian army and rebel forces of failing to protect ...

Editor's Choice - 20/08/2012 - 06:03 - comment 0