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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...

Palestinian Camp In Syria Receives First Food Supplies

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations delivered hundreds of relief parcels Thursday to a besieged rebel-held Palestinian neighborhood in the Syr...

The Simple Touch: Children of Syria Continue to Pay the Price for Conflict

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. "Traumatized" is one of them. It's a word with a very specific meaning applied in specific circumstances. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed at my head, I could think of no other word.

Open the Door for Syrian Refugees

Sharon Waxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

Financial assistance is not the only way to help. Three years into the crisis, resettlement of vulnerable refugees must be a robust and integral part of the humanitarian response.

U.N. Plans First Aid Airlift To Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The United Nations' first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and wint...

UN: Syrian Aid Figures Are 'Devastating' And 'Staggering'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

GENEVA — GENEVA (AP) — After a rocky day of U.N.-brokered talks, the United States and Russia failed to agree on a date to bring Syria's warri...

About 40% Of Syrians Need Humanitarian Aid: UN

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria or about 4...