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ICRC appoints Special Coordinator for Northeast Syria

The humanitarian situation in Northeast Syria is untenable: basic conditions are deteriorating both inside and outside of camps and places of detention. As of mid-2022, more than 58,000 people remain in Al Hol, the largest of the camps, 70% of whom are children. People of multiple nationalities,...

Syria, North Korea take swipes at West as UN assembly ends

Some of the West's fiercest critics made their cases in the closing hours of the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders, as Syria and North Korea accused the U.S. and its allies of trying to impose their will on the world. Syria’s top diplomat called for a U.S.-led military...

Syria cholera death toll rises to 29 — health ministry

A cholera outbreak in several regions of Syria has killed 29 people, the Syrian health ministry said on Monday in what the UN has called the worst outbreak in the war-torn country for years. Rapid assessment testing confirmed 338 cases since the outbreak was first recorded last month, with...

UN envoy for Syria says migrant boat incident devastating

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said Sunday that the migrant boat incident off Syria that has left dozens of people dead is devastating. "It is devastating that dozens died after a boat sank off the Syrian coast -- men, women, children and the elderly among the victims," said...