The UN’s cultural agency has reacted with outrage, calling the fresh destruction a ‘war crime’ and ‘cultural cleansing’
DAMASCUS, Syria (Jan. 21, 2017) — The Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria’s ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country’s antiquities chief said Friday, January 20. Continue reading ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria’s ancient Palmyra→
The pope tells reporters that his gesture is ‘a drop in the ocean’ but hopes that afterwards, ‘the ocean will never be the same again’
ROME, Italy (UPDATED) – Declaring “we are all migrants,” Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, with a message of hope for those seeking asylum in Europe, 12 of whom he took home with him to the Vatican.
Jolie also meets Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who tells her there are ‘30,000 people trapped in the Greek mainland because of unilateral actions by the countries on the Balkan route’
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 18, 2016) — Hollywood star and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie turned the spotlight of celebrity Wednesday, March 16, onto the plight of thousands of refugees crowded in camps in Greece.
Hollywood star and UN refugee agency envoy Jolie calls for ‘reason and calm and foresight’ in response to the international migrant crisis
BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon (Mar. 16, 2016) — Hollywood star and UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie on Tuesday, March 15, met Syrian refugee families living in squalid conditions in Lebanon, on the 5th anniversary of the Syrian war.
On his first visit to Washington since being appointed to head the UN refugee effort, Filippo Grandi said the world must do more to end the crisis
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Mar. 16, 2016) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday, March 15, he will ask countries to step forward and agree to take in another 400,000 Syrian refugees.
‘The US and Russia have taken command of, and have a monopoly over, the Syrian issue’
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 14, 2016) — The United States and Russia are pulling the strings in Syria’s 5-year war, experts say, pressuring opposing sides and leveraging rival regional powers to reach a settlement.