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Syria Aid

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

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...

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 03.25.2014 | 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...

UN Reaches Record Number Of Syrians, But Malnutrition Rising

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

* WFP still short of 4 million target each month * Civilians in besieged areas beyond reach of aid agencies * Rising tre...

World Food Programme Reaches Record Number Of Syrians

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

GENEVA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations food agency delivered rations to a record 3.3 million people in Syria in October, up from 2.7 million t...

Syria Aid Access Demanded Amid 'Grim And Gruesome Reality': UN

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

* U.N. diplomats: Lavrov dismissed possible aid resolution * Syria's UN envoy says cooperating on United Nations aid * A...

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...

Hunger The Latest Threat To Syrians

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon and Stephen Kalin BEIRUT, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Hunger is a growing threat to Syrians living in regions hit by the civi...

Next Step for Peace in Syria -- Stop the 'Lethal Aid'

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Now that public pressure has foiled U.S. plans to bomb Syria, the next urgent step is to build public pressure for stopping the deluge of weapons into that country.

Syria Gets UN's Largest-Ever Crisis Aid Contribution

AP | Posted 09.13.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. humanitarian chief has allocated $50 million to support the efforts of humanitarian agencies assisting the growing number o...

Red Cross Urges U.S., Russia To Help Unblock Aid Delivery In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

(Adds details, quotes) GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on the United States and...

They Did Not Die, We Died, The World's Conscience Died

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Ani Zonneveld

A few days ago, children and families of Syria died, gassed for a political gain. We have seen this before and we claim to have vowed, "never again."