Tag: humanitarian aid

Residents of Iraq’s Mosul fight, jostle over food

Residents of Iraq’s Mosul fight, jostle over food

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul fought each other around trucks delivering humanitarian aid as they jostled for scant supplies on Monday, while government troops fighting to retake the city from Islamic State militants inched closer toward the city center. The Iraqi government and various humanitarian organizations sent trucks loaded with food and clothes […]

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia announces Aleppo truce as EU warns of ‘war crimes’

Russia announces Aleppo truce as EU warns of ‘war crimes’

Oct 18, –  The United Nations and European Union welcomed the announcement, but said Thursday’s planned pause in fighting needed to be longer to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. Russia has announced an eight-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire in Aleppo later this week, as the EU warned that the Syrian regime’s Moscow-backed assault on the city […]

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UN suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack

UN suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack

Sep 21, – Confusion continued about who struck the convoy, but the White House insisted it was either Russia or Syria. White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said either way, the U.S. held Russia responsible, because it was Russia’s job under the week-old cease-fire to prevent Syria’s air force from striking in areas […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Truce teeters after raids on Aleppo, Syria troops

Truce teeters after raids on Aleppo, Syria troops

Sep 19, – Syria’s ceasefire appeared on the brink of collapse on Monday after a US-led coalition strike killed dozens of regime soldiers and Aleppo city was hit by its first air raids in nearly a week. The barrage of strikes on rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Sunday risks reigniting battlefronts in the city and […]

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rebel says Aleppo due to get aid Friday, but has little hope it will

Rebel says Aleppo due to get aid Friday, but has little hope it will

Sep 15, – “Today the withdrawal is supposed to happen, with aid entering tomorrow. This is what is supposed to happen, but there is nothing to give hope,” Zakaria Malahifji, of the Aleppo-based rebel group Fastaqim, told Reuters. Humanitarian aid is due to be delivered to Aleppo on Friday following a withdrawal of combatants from […]

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Russia raids on IS Syria bastion Raqa ‘kill 30’

Russia raids on IS Syria bastion Raqa ‘kill 30’

Aug 11, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were killed and dozens of people wounded when 10 Russian raids hit the city and its outskirts. Russian air strikes on the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa in northern Syria on Thursday killed at least 30 people, including 24 civilians, a monitoring group […]

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Syrian maternity hospital bombed, says Save the Children

Syrian maternity hospital bombed, says Save the Children

July  29, – “Save the Children supported maternity hospital in Idlib bombed, casualties reported – numbers unconfirmed,” it tweeted. A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed Friday in an air raid in Idlib province of northwest Syria, causing casualties and heavy damage, the Britain-based charity said. In a statement, Save the Children […]

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Eastern Aleppo could soon be besieged, UN warns

Eastern Aleppo could soon be besieged, UN warns

May 04, – “The horrific fighting and bombardment in recent days, especially in and around Aleppo, is creating new areas with endless suffering and no access for humanitarians,” said Jan Egeland, who heads an international humanitarian taskforce for the war-ravaged country. The Syrian government has refused a UN request for humanitarian aid access to rebel-held […]

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Yemen airstrikes resume- 15 allied fighters killed

Yemen airstrikes resume- 15 allied fighters killed

Jul 27, – The U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March against the Iran-supported Shiite rebels, who control most of northern Yemen and the capital, Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at […]

July 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Jun 12, – The pre-dawn strike Friday reduced at least four historic houses in Sanaa’s old city to rubble, drawing condemnation from the UN’s cultural agency. Rescue workers said at least six bodies had been pulled from the debris. Saudi-led airstrikes have killed at least six people and destroyed part of the heritage-listed old quarter […]

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