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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Half a million wounded in Syria’s war: ICRC

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 07:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Millions remain displaced and tens of thousands detained, ICRC said Half a million people across war-hit Syria have been wounded, many of them lacking access ... Barth said in a statement. “At least half a million people have been wounded across the country and millions remain displaced and tens of thousands detained,” he said. “The wounded are often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388388/half-million-wounded-syrias-war-icrc
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’, say Amnesty

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Half of them have been displaced by the conflict in Syria since it broke out in March 2011. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1445479/syria-army-using-starvation-weapon-war-say-amnesty
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN finally backs resolution calling for aid convoys to be granted access across war-torn Syria

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... with an estimated half of all Syrians urgently awaiting immediate help. But Moscow and Beijing, two of the five permanent Security Council members, did not do so this time, sending a strong message ... of the resolution in the absence of automatic sanctions should Damascus refuse to let aid convoys have access to all areas, including those hit hardest. "Half the country's people need urgent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433816/un-finally-backs-resolution-calling-aid-convoys-be-granted-access-across
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises for lack of progress in Syria talks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... talks. The final session lasted just half an hour. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1428715/mediator-lakhdar-brahimi-apologises-lack-progress-syria-talks
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN aid chief Valerie Amos urges ‘action on the ground’ in Syria

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Syrians, or nearly half the country's population, needed help. Amos has repeatedly expressed frustration that violence and red tape have slowed humanitarian aid deliveries to a trickle. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427974/un-aid-chief-valerie-amos-urges-action-ground-syria
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Aleppo refugees tell horror stories of barrel bombs falling from the sky

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... government’s barrel bombing campaign against the rebel-held half of Aleppo offers a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the country now that negotiations have failed. The campaign, which began ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429115/aleppo-refugees-tell-horror-stories-barrel-bombs-falling-sky
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuees from Syrian city of Homs tell of Assad regime's weapon of hunger

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 01:59am by WASHPOST

    ... between them in tunnels, existing, not living," he said. About half of the 2,500 civilians thought to be trapped in the Old City have been evacuated. With living conditions so desperate, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427973/evacuees-syrian-city-homs-tell-assad-regimes-weapon-hunger
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilians from Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... the conditions endured by people trapped for a year and a half. "When I look around me and see the level of need, and suffering of all- especially the children, the women and the elderly- let me say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424629/aid-workers-defy-gunfire-evacuate-civilians-syrian-city-homs
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid and release of prisoners on the table at Syria peace talks in Geneva

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Assad's rule, which erupted in 2011 before Syria slid into civil war. Since the start of the crisis more than 130,000 people have been killed, two million have become refugees and about half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1414285/aid-and-release-prisoners-table-syria-peace-talks-geneva
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... they illustrate very strongly what this crisis is all about,” he said. Children make up around half of the more than 2.2 million Syrians who have fled their homeland, according to UN numbers of registered ... that children also represent about half of the 6.5 million people driven from their homes but who remain inside Syria. ‘Blood up to people’s knees’ In the report, the children describe in words ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368673/un-spotlights-trauma-syrian-refugee-children

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