20 civil and human rights organizations issued an urgent appeal to the United Nations to put an end to the crimes and violations committed by the Turkish occupation and its mercenary groups against the people of Afrin.Continue reading “20 organizations call for urgent UN action for Afrin”
The World Health Organization (WHO) note seen by members of the UN Security Council said that aid organizations working with the United Nations want the Security Council to allow urgent use of al-Ya’rubiyah (Tel Koçer) crossing between the Iraqi and Syrian borders to deliver supplies to help in combating the coronavirus.Continue reading “WHO is again excluding NE, Syria from medical aid”
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to take urgent action to protect the health and safety of people in detention and other closed facilities, as part of overall efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “UN calls on governments to reduce the number of prisoners”
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres held videoconference on Monday calling for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the world amid a global mobilization to counter the Coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading “UN Secretary-General calls for an immediate global ceasefire”
Human Rights Council, Forty-third session 24 February–20 March 2020 / Agenda item 4, Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
Since the start of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, hostilities show little sign of abating in several parts of the country with a large number of State and non-State actors participating across different theatres of conflict. Multiple, rapidly shifting alliances among these parties continue to create volatility and power vacuums that facilitate violations of international law. The absence of an effective peace process, coupled with the failure of conflicting parties to provide unfettered access to humanitarian actors and independent monitors, renders distant the prospect of improving the immediate protection environment for civilians.