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Syria: Water Restored in Aleppo After 48-day Shutdown, UNICEF Reports

Aleppo, Syria. A facility that provides drinking water to more than two million people in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo has resumed its operations over the weekend, following a 48-day deliberate shutdown, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported. In the Tishreen camp for displaced persons in Aleppo, Syria, a boy carries a […]

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U.N. to Israel: Halt Demolitions in Occupied West Bank Now

New York, N.Y.  A senior United Nations humanitarian official today called for an immediate halt to the destruction of Palestinian-owned property in the occupied West Bank and for respect for international law. Israeli authorities demolished Bedouin homes in the vulnerable community of Abu Nwar, Area C, near East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Photo: UNRWA. […]

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U.N. Calls Out Israel After Reported Take-Over of West Bank Land

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for “substantial policy changes on the ground” by Israel, voicing deep concern at reports that the Government has declared of 370 acres in the occupied West Bank south of Jericho as so-called “state land.” Two young residents from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency […]

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‘Status Quo Simply Cannot Continue in Syria’ – U.N. Chief

New York, N.Y. More than five years since the unrest in Syria began, senior United Nations officials today stressed to the Security Council that the status quo in the war-torn country cannot continue, highlighting the effects of the conflict on civilians, especially women and children. Tesreen Camp, Aleppo, Syria. Credit: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero. “The Syria crisis is […]

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U.N. Agency for Palestine Refugees Gets $100M Pledge

New York, N.Y. Twenty-two Member States of the United Nations are planning to pledge $100 million dollars to support next year’s budget of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) which provides educational, health, relief and social services for some five million such refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, […]

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33 Still Missing After U.S. Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

Washington, D.C. Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that 33 people are still missing days after the U.S. airstrike on the international medical charity’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 22 others. Photo: Doctors Without Borders/MSF. The medical group, known by its French acronym MSF, said nine of the unaccounted for are patients and 24 staff members. […]

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Obama Apologizes to MSF Over Kunduz Bombing

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. bombing of the international medical charity’s hospital that killed 22 people last weekend in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières Photo: MSF. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama called the medical group’s president, Joanne Liu, […]

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Ban Voices ‘Profound Alarm’ at Rise in Deadly Incidents in West Bank

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced “profound alarm” today at the growing number of deadly incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Construction in the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. Photo: Annie Slemrod/IRIN. “The last few days of clashes, which resulted in the death of four Palestinians, including […]

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