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Syria Humanitarian Crisis

Millions Of Children Are Trapped By War In Syria

Reuters | Joseph D'Urso | Posted 03.12.2015 | World

LONDON, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is "not even close to grasping the magnitude" of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, a top aid...

WATCH: State Department Official Wendy Sherman On Russia, Iran Nuclear Talks And More

Keosha Varela | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

When asked about the progress of the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, Sherman described the meetings as "productive, substantial, and professional."

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...

Weeds for Dinner

Roberta Gately | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

Her plea for cookies and milk went unanswered that day, but it is one that is universally understood, and as hard to forget as it is to imagine.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Refugees In Syrian Camp Dying From Lack Of Food, U.N. Warns | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Officials with the United Nations are deeply worried about the deteriorating humanitarian situation facing Palestinians living in a refugee ...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian People Struggle To Survive Humanitarian Disaster Hidden From Western Eyes | 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...

Hunter Stuart

Syria War-Zone Medic Explains Government's New Weapon | 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 | 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...

A (Sort of) Red Line: Obama's Syrian Dilemma

Heather Roff | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Heather Roff

With the recent reports of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against its own civilian population, the United States faces a particularly...

The Cost of Inaction in Syria: Saying 'No' to Masa

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Dominic MacSorley

We have a responsibility to the innocent who have been caught in the relentless barrage from all sides, their lives destroyed and lost, and to their host communities, also feeling the weight of the war every day.

Donors In Short Supply As Syria Crisis Grows | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Facing a growing humanitarian crisis, Oxfam, the international relief agency, set a goal in January of raising $53 million to aid victi...

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...

'Devastation And Destruction' Worsening In Syria: Red Cross

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT, April 4 (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening rapidly with some areas a landscape of "devastation and destruction", t...

In Parts of Syria, Lack of Assistance 'Is a Catastrophe'

The New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

SAWRAN, Syria — The United States and other international donors are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on humanitarian aid for Syrians afflic...

Oxfam: Syria Refugee Crisis Is 'Spinning Out Of Control'

AP | By DALE GAVLAK | Posted 02.28.2013 | Impact

AMMAN, Jordan -- Syria's humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control as refugee numbers spike and funding to help ease the suffering has yet to mat...

Syria's Humanitarian Crisis -- Dramatically Deteriorating

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Syria's humanitarian crisis is dramatically deteriorating. The UN estimates 2.5 million people displaced by conflict inside the country need help, while there are now more than 800,000 refugees who've fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan.

Dirty Water Diseases Spread In Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Dirty water diseases are spreading in Syria, compounding the problems of...

U.N.: Foreign Arms Supplies Spread Misery In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict has taken a brutal turn with other countries arm...

U.N.: More Than 1.5 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Help

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 22 (Reuters) - The number of people needing humanitarian assistance in Syria has risen to 1.5 million from the previous estimate of 1 m...

'The World Has Abandoned Us'

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Struggling to survive after two weeks of withering bombardment by Syrian forces, people i...

Russia Proposes UN Envoy To Syria

AP | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday urged the United Nations to send a special envoy to Syria to help coordinate security issues and the delivery of hum...