Rights
New York: Syria needs less military activity and more focus on the political process, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Tuesday, appealing for restraint amid a worrying trend towards escalation. more
Lift ‘suffocating’ unilateral sanctions against Syrians, urges UN human rights expert

New York: A UN-appointed independent human rights expert on Thursday, urged States to lift unilateral sanctions against Syria, warning that they are perpetuating and exacerbating the dest ...

Whole generation of Syrian children ‘might be lost’, senior humanitarian warns Security Council

New York: “Irreversible damage” is being caused to the lives of Syrian civilians due to chronic under-funding of the international effort said the UN’s Assistant Secreta ...

Jordan: As vast Za’atari refugee camp turns 10, Syrians face uncertain future

New York: Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain futu ...

Rights chief highlights urgent need for action over thousands missing in Syria

New York: Twelve years into the war in Syria, thousands of families “remain in the dark” when it comes to the fates of their missing relatives, UN human rights chief Michelle ...

Syria: Children ‘live in fear of violence’, scarred by 11 years of war

New York: Nearly five million children born in Syria since March 2011 have known nothing but conflict. After 11 years of war, the crisis continues to leave them struggling with physical a ...

Syria: Use of chemical weapons ‘blight’ on international community’s conscience

New York: Impunity for the use of chemical weapons is “intolerable,” the UN disarmament chief told the Security Council meeting on Syria, held on Monday morning.

‘Hot conflict’ pushes 12 million Syrians into food insecurity

New York: As the Syrian war has driven poverty and hunger to levels higher than at any previous point, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Friday that he wou ...

UNICEF providing aid for children caught up in Syria prison siege

New York: Boys and girls caught up in intense fighting which raged for six days around a besieged prison in northeast Syria, need protection and assistance, the UN children’s agency ...

Syria: 700 child detainees held in prison under siege

New York: Four days after ISIL terrorists launched apparently coordinated attacks on a large prison in northeast Syria in a bid to free fighters detained there, the UN Human Rights Office ...