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Syrian crisis

The destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage must stop: UN

Source : UN.org / 14 Mar 2014

As the people of Syria continue to endure incalculable human suffering and loss, their country’s rich tapestry of cultural heritage is being ripped to shreds.

World Heritage sites have suffered considerable and sometimes irreversible damage. Four of them are being used for military purposes or have been transformed into battlefields: Palmyra; the Crac des Chevaliers; the Saint Simeon Church in the Ancient villages of Northern Syria; and Aleppo, including the Aleppo Citadel.

 

Syrian material evidence in Grozny

By Timur Utsoyev / 13 Mar 2014

A photo exhibition titled “Material Evidence. Syria” is being held in the memorial complex of “Walk of Fame” in Grozny. About 60 pictures which depict military events are presented there; material evidence taken from the war-struck country is attached to photos: an exploded mini-bus, a pane from a destroyed temple, a dummy which was used as a decoy to detect where a shooter is, and a small carpet… According to the ambassador of Syria to Russia, Riad Haddad, the goal of the exhibition is to present a real picture of the Syrian events.

 

12,813 women killed in Syria in three years

Source : AA / 10 Mar 2014

At least 12,813 women were killed by attacks carried out by the Syrian regime during the civil war in Syria in the last three years, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

The organization issued a report, entitled "Syrian women, truth and pain" to commemorate International Women's Day.

 

US: Syria leads human rights violations in 2013

Source : Al Jazeera and AP / 28 Feb 2014

A chemical-weapon attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.

The report, an annual survey by the State Department of global human rights abuses, also foreshadowed the unrest that has gripped Ukraine in recent weeks and toppled its government.

 

Measles deaths fall to record low, but rebound in Syria

Source : AFP / 07 Feb 2014

The number of people dying from measles has fallen to a record low, driven down by mass vaccination campaigns, but outbreaks in crisis zones such as Syria remain a threat, the U.N. said Thursday.

"We have reached a record low in measles cases, with a 77 percent decline from 2000 to 2012, which has led to a record drop in the number of estimated deaths, by 78 percent," said Robert Perry of the World Health Organization's immunization department.

 

2.5 million Syrian kids to be vaccinated

Source : AA / 31 Dec 2013

2.5 million children up to 59 months of age are going to be vaccinated against polio in civil war-stricken Syria.

In an immunization campaign organized in collaboration with Turkish Red Crescent, Turkey-based Syrian opposition aid agency Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), and the Turkish Ministry of Health, more than 200 doctors and 7,500 volunteers are going to be vaccinating 2.5 million Syrian kids up to 59 months of age against polio.

 

One new Syrian refugee ‘born every hour’

Source : Al Arabiya News / 26 Dec 2013

A baby is born to a Syrian refugee family every hour, the United Nations warned on Monday as it launched an appeal to aid Syrian children.

Since the start of the conflict almost three years ago, more than 21,000 Syrian babies have been born as refugees in makeshift camps on the borders of neighboring countries.

 

Syria most dangerous country for media in 2013

Source : Reuters / 21 Dec 2013

A total of 126 journalists and other media workers around the world have died on the job this year, with Syria the most dangerous place to work for the second year in a row, the International News Safety Institute said on Friday.

That was 21 fewer than last year, but INSI said the incidence of kidnappings and disappearances was rising.

 

Turkey hosts the first Syrian Economic Forum

Source : Al Arabiya / 19 Dec 2013

The deterioration of the Syrian economy, work opportunities in areas controlled by the opposition and the living conditions of refugees in neighboring countries were among the topics discussed at the Syrian Economic Forum, held for the first time this week in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Turkish officials, members of the Syrian opposition, businessmen and economic analysts attended the conference.

 

Surviving "death boat", Syria Palestinians locked up in Egypt

Source : Reuters / 20 Nov 2013

After escaping shelling in Damascus and terrifying bloodshed at sea, 14 month-old Palestinian twin girls are now among hundreds of people living in limbo in grimy Egyptian police stations, with no end in sight to their plight.

Of the 2 million people who fled Syria's civil war, none may have it worse than Palestinians, who have known no other home than Syria but do not have Syrian citizenship and have therefore been denied even the basic rights secured for other refugees.

 
 

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