Syria

Thursday 10 January 2019

Fears for more than 11,000 children in Idlib, Syria as flooding hits camps

Syrian refugees in camps in neighbouring Lebanon also struggling to keep warm amid snowstorms

B-roll, interviews and photographs from flooded camps in Idlib are available here

-       Tents and food supplies washed away in heavy rains, leaving thousands to face winter without shelter.

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Friday 12 October 2018

Aid groups fear for civilians in Idlib as ceasefire deal deadline looms

Beirut, October 12 – Four international aid agencies working in Syria’s north-west region of Idlib have warned of dire consequences for millions of civilians if the Russia-Turkey deal, due to be implemented by October 15, doesn’t result in a sustained reduction of violence in this overcrowded province. 

 

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Friday 7 September 2018

Aid agencies call on world powers to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib

Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the country’s North West. Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario.

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Thursday 6 September 2018

Children may be forced to flee again as Idlib offensive looms

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian children who have already been forced to flee their homes once are facing a second devastating onslaught amid reports that preparations are being made for an offensive on Idlib province.

Many children who suffered loss and trauma during earlier attacks on Eastern Ghouta, East Aleppo and other hot spots sought refuge in Idlib, only to find that they are now at renewed risk from a potentially deadly escalation of the conflict.

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Friday 13 July 2018

Syria: urgent humanitarian access needed to families displaced by fighting in dera’a, says save the children

Amman, July 13 – Save the Children is calling for a ceasefire and urgent humanitarian access to children displaced by fighting in Dera’a in southwestern Syria. Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced to Quneitra on the border with the Occupied Golan Heights and parts of Western Dera’a under the blazing summer heat.

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