Thousands of evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya have waited in Rashidin for more than a day when a bomb goes off. The evacuation resumes following the blast
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Apr. 16, 2017) — A suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from 2 besieged government-held towns killed 43 people on Saturday, April 15, as US-backed fighters advanced in their push towards the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) group’s Raqa stronghold. Continue reading Dozens dead as car bomb hits Syria evacuees→
Aid groups are unable to deliver much-needed food packages to four besieged towns in war-torn Syria on Monday, March 14, the International Committee of the Red Cross says, citing security problems
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 14, 2016) — Aid groups were unable to deliver much-needed food packages to four besieged towns in war-torn Syria on Monday, March 14, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said, citing security problems.
Syrians trapped in their besieged towns could die as they face continued lack of food and water
GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 29, 2016) — The United Nations (UN) human rights chief on Monday, February 29, warned that thousands of people risk dying of starvation in besieged areas in Syria where nearly half a million remain trapped.
Residents of Madaya, Syria say they have no food, no water, and no electricity
MADAYA, Syria (Jan. 12, 2016) — The first trucks of aid entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on Monday, January 11, where more than two dozen people have reportedly starved to death, as the UN called for hundreds to be evacuated for medical treatment.
Ambassador Bashar Jaafari speaks after a convoy of 44 trucks loaded with food, baby formula, blankets and other supplies entered Madaya, where medical charity MSF says 28 people have starved to death since December 1
UNITED NATIONS (Jan. 12, 2016) — Syria’s envoy to the United Nations on Monday, January 11, dismissed as fabrications reports that civilians were dying of starvation in a town besieged by government forces.