Syria: UN welcomes Assad decision to open aid crossings
15 February 2023 | 4:38 pm
The White Helmets rescue group spoke out against what it said was the UN allowing the Syrian president to make decisions over aid deliveries.
The UN human rights office in Uganda may close soon. The authorities have decided not to renew its mandate, which expires this year. Kampala believes it can do without it. This is a cause for concern for NGOs. Attacks on journalists, imprisonment of lawyers and opposition leaders were the order of the day during the last presidential election. FRANCE 24's Carolyn Lamboley explains.
TikTok lives, digital gifts, PayPal and cryptocurrency deposits are some of the main methods used by scammers that claim to raise money for survivors of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. In this edition of Truth and Fake, we go through the donation scams to look out for.
There is much sympathy in Iran for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, but the disaster has also stoked fears. Iranian authorities seem to have learned little from similar past catastrophes in their country.
More people have died after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the same border area that was devastated just two weeks ago. The new tremor triggered panic and injured hundreds.
The UN General Assembly has voted 143-5 in favor of condemning Russia's annexation of territory in Ukraine's east and south. The motion garnered the most support of all resolutions condemning Moscow.
Left with no choice, thousands of Syrians living in earthquake-hit parts of Turkey are returning home. There they face everything from attacks by the Syrian government to ongoing uncertainty about a return to Turkey.
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, UN member states will vote on a German motion calling for "lasting peace." Though it's non-binding, organizers hope for symbolically broad support.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry's visit comes after a deadly earthquake rocked Syria, killing thousands. Damascus has been politically isolated in the region since the start of the Syrian Civil War 12 years ago.
The UN solicited funds from wealthy nations to run aid operations in the war-ravaged country. With funding down and prices soaring, operations are reduced and millions are going hungry.
For women in northwestern Syria, the earthquakes deepen the trauma of 12 years of war.
Hundreds of schoolgirls in Iran have been reportedly poisoned. The United Nations and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock have called for a thorough investigation.
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