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Local Volunteers Indispensable In Disasters, But Are Undervalued: Report

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact

  BARCELONA, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Afghan villages, committees of grandmothers have been teaching younger women about health...

Syrian Crisis Has Gotten 'Record' Amounts Of Aid, But It's Still Not Enough: UN

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The international community has sent "record amounts" of aid to alleviate the fallout from the Syr...

Humans Rights Advocates Say U.S. Response to Syrian Crisis Is Unjust, 'Insulting'

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

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This Is Not Just a European Refugee Crisis -- It's About the 7.6 Million Still in Syria, Too

Daniel Wordsworth | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wordsworth

This is a bigger problem than allowing people in. This is a bigger problem than resettlement. The problem is at the source. We are witnessing the destruction of a country.

422,000 Besieged Syrians Didn't Get Food Aid In July, It's World's 'Largest Humanitarian Crisis:' UN

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact

  UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused all parties in the Syrian conflict of "indiscriminate and disproportionate attac...

Why America Should Aim To Contain -- Rather Than Destroy -- ISIS

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

TEL AVIV -- The Islamic State is here to stay for the long-term, if not indefinitely, and the coalition should accordingly give up on pretensions to "degrade and destroy" ISIS. Instead, we should focus on containment, providing humanitarian aid for refugees and civilians and establishing a no-fly zone to stop indiscriminate killing of civilians and destruction of what remains of infrastructure in Syria.

Aid Groups: It's 'Impossible' To Know Where All Supplies End Up In Syria

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

LONDON, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Charities trying to deliver aid across Syria to help victims of the worsening conflict, have admitted i...

'Record' Humanitarian Aid Isn't Enough. This is What Struggling Countries Really Need | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact

International humanitarian assistance reached record levels in 2014, totalling $24.5bn (£15.5bn), according to the recently released Global Humanitar...

Small-Scale Syrian Aid Groups Reach Areas Major Organization's Can't

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

By Magdalena Mis LONDON, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local groups outside the formal aid sector, many formed "around the k...

UN Alarmed By Pictures Of ISIS Logos On Its Syria Food Aid

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

GENEVA/BEIRUT, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has declared itself "extremely concerned" by photographs showing its food...

UN: 12.2 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Aid

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 12.2 million Syrians need assistance because of increasing violence and deteriorating conditions in the country, ...

U.S. Pledges $135 Million In Additional Syria Aid

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Sy...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Syrian Aid Workers Speak Of Help, Harm By U.S. In ISIS Campaign | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- For a group of volunteer rescue workers trying to protect civilians in the Syrian war, the recent escalation of U.S. involvement in Syri...

U.S. Pledges Significant Aid Package To Syrians Affected By War

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

(Adds background) ANKARA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday nearly $500 million in humanitari...

UN Aid Reaches Record Number Of Syrians

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) -- The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with ...

UN Allows Syria Aid Without Govt Approval

Posted 07.14.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorizing cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria...

Corrupt Middlemen Demand Poorest Syrian Refugees Pay Bribes To Get Aid

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact

KAB ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman pushed through the crowd into the dusty grocery, where she was told she could register to receive...

Nonprofit In Syria: 'The U.N. Hasn't Told Us Exactly Who The Aid Has Gone To'

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact

* Aid workers frustrated over weak U.N. coordination * Questions over whether aid reaching those who need it most * More...

Syrians Are Starving To Death And That Is Unacceptable

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

The leaders of five major United Nations agencies warned on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in war-torn Syria is continuing to deteriorate, ...

UN Forced To Cut Syria Food Aid For Lack Of Donor Funds

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 7 (Reuters) - The United Nations has been forced to cut the size of food parcels for those...

Rights Group: Syrian Government 'Punishing' Civilians By Blocking Aid

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — An international rights group said Friday that Syria's government was obstructing aid to war-torn areas by denying aid agencies permis...

Words, Words, Words: A Humanitarian Impasse

Elizabeth MacNairn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth MacNairn

At a humanitarian impasse, we sit. We have been here at this Syrian crossroads for three years now waiting for diplomatic follow-through from the international community and growing wearier all the while.

Refocusing Humanitarian Aid in Syria

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

The United States has shown leadership in providing aid for the humanitarian crisis in Syria, but we must do more with the international community and Syrian refugee host nations to improve our aid delivery systems while pressuring the Assad regime and its supporters.

Sophia Jones

Looters Are Making It Even Harder To Deliver Aid To Syria | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- Three years ago, Abu Ameen’s fleet of trucks regularly crossed the border into Syria with ease, carrying everything from vegetab...

Joshua Hersh

U.S. May Risk Unintended Military Involvement In Syria | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- With the Obama administration facing intensifying pressure to consider new military-backed options for mitigating the humanitarian crisis in...