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Syria Humanitarian Aid

As Syria's Civil War Enters Fifth Year, UN Doubles Count Of Besieged To 440,000

AP | Cara Anna | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starva...

U.N. Extends Syria Aid For Another Year, As 'Devastating' Circumstances Continue

Associated Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in rebel-...

My Daughter Was Abducted in Syria, and My Hopes Are Evaporating

Munira al-Hamwi | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Munira al-Hamwi

Days and months have passed while I waited in vain. Every night I go to sleep hoping to wake up to some good news, but so far to no avail.

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, ...

How to Help the Relief Efforts in Syria and Iraq

Tammara Fort | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

We hear updates everyday about the ongoing ISIS and civil war crises in Syria and Iraq. The stories on the news are horrifying and the personal stori...

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...

Children of Syria

Hind Kabawat | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Hind Kabawat

Teenagers joining extremist groups are a growing sign of the desperation facing young Syrian refugees. It should also be a stark warning to the outside world that has been content to stand by while the fighting continues.

U.N. Reaches 'Breakthrough' Resolution In Getting Aid To Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday it has already positioned supplies for the first convoys that will deliver aid from several ...

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...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian People Struggle To Survive Humanitarian Disaster Hidden From Western Eyes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- In a weathered house in this small town on the Turkish border with Syria, four Syrian aid workers huddled around a bare desk insid...

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...

Hunter Stuart

Syria War-Zone Medic Explains Government's New Weapon

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.31.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- The Syrian regime has implemented a new "weapon of war" by targeting health care in many areas of the war-torn country, a British-Syrian d...

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Humanitarian Quagmire Worsens, U.N. Official Reports

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- In this small Turkish city near Syria's northern border, aid workers complain that the humanitarian disaster unfolding just 45 mi...

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...

UN Demands Immediate Aid Access In Syria

Posted 12.02.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and demanding immedi...

UN Demanding Aid Access In Syria

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The president of the U.N. Security Council said Monday that many members are pressing to follow up on last week's resolution to elim...

U.S. To Send $100 Million Aid To Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

ROME — The Obama administration is providing $100 million in new Syria aid, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but the money is for humanitarian pur...

Save The Children: Nearly 2 Million Syrian Kids In Need Of Aid

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 8 (Reuters) - The aid group Save the Children pleaded with members of the U.N. Security Cou...

White House Promises Increased Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The United States will increase aid to Syrians and the Syrian opposition in an effort to speed a political transition...

Qatar Gives $100 Million In Aid To Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact

DOHA, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Qatar has given $100 million in aid to Syrians stricken by their country's civil war, Qatar's state news agency said on Thu...