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Joint Statement on Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns Related to Conflict Affected Women and Children in Syria and Iraq

 New York - Four United Nations High-Level Advocates express their concerns about the precarious human rights, humanitarian and security situation faced by thousands of people, mainly composed of women and children, who are being held in inhumane conditions in overcrowded camps or other settings in northern Syria and Iraq. “We are deeply concerned about the [...]

2019-11-10T20:10:50-05:00Monday, 11 November 2019|

Children in Immediate Danger as Fighting Escalates in Northeast Syria

New York, 10 October 2019 – Children trapped in conflict areas are extremely vulnerable to the rapid escalation of fighting in northeast Syria, warns the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. She calls for  restraint in the conduct of hostilities as children in Syria already live in dire conditions [...]

2019-10-10T11:23:44-04:00Thursday, 10 October 2019|

Syria: Blatant Disregard for Life and Fundamental Rights of Children

Second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic New York - Parties to the conflict in Syria exhibited a blatant disregard for the life and fundamental rights of children, concludes the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, which documents [...]

2018-11-26T10:56:16-05:00Monday, 26 November 2018|

SRSG’s Briefing to the Security Council on the situation of children in Syria

Statement by Virginia Gamba Special Representative of the Secretary-General  for Children and Armed Conflict Briefing to the Security Council on the situation of children in Syria (humanitarian) 27 July 2018 Mr. President, Distinguished Council members, Firstly, allow me to thank the current President of the Council, Sweden, for giving me the opportunity to brief you [...]

2018-07-27T10:56:47-04:00Friday, 27 July 2018|

A Glimmer of hope for the children of Syria

Statement by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict New York - A fifth dreadful year of conflict is ending for the children of Syria. Another year spent worrying about their safety, or fleeing unbearable violence. Another year during which boys and girls have looked up with anguish to see [...]

2018-11-28T12:17:51-05:00Tuesday, 15 March 2016|

MORE THAN 100 HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES CALL FOR IMMEDIATE AND SUSTAINED ACCESS IN SYRIA

GENEVA - One hundred and two humanitarian agencies today urged sustained and unconditional humanitarian access to all Syrians. The appeal was made on the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria. The appeal and signatories below. SYRIA HUMANITARIAN APPEAL Fith Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict As the parties to the conflict in Syria [...]

2018-11-28T12:18:28-05:00Tuesday, 15 March 2016|

Statement by Leila Zerrougui at the Security Council Monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria in November 2015

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Briefing to the Security Council Monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria 16 November 2015 Please check against delivery Permettez-moi tout d’abord de présenter mes condoléances au Représentant permanent de la France et au peuple français, ainsi qu’à toutes [...]

2018-11-28T12:22:23-05:00Monday, 16 November 2015|

Syria: Conflict Takes Unacceptable Toll on Lives of Children

New York – Five years of intensifying hostilities and violence in Syria have taken an unacceptable toll on the lives of boys and girls, said Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict during a briefing to the UN Security Council on the situation of children in Syria. During her [...]

2018-11-28T12:23:46-05:00Monday, 16 November 2015|