Fri, 27 Mar 2015 | What, When at UN: 
  • UN humanitarian agencies brief press in Geneva…
  • Security Council holds high-level debate on situation in Middle East…
  • UN spokesperson to brief press in New York…

Syria crisis ‘worsening’ amid humanitarian funding shortfall, warns top UN relief official



The situation on the ground in Syria has “dramatically” worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official warned today as she urged the international community to bring the violence to an end.


Ban notes Saudi Arabia’s military operations in Yemen, urges protection of civilians

Noting Saudi Arabia’s announcement that, at the request of the Government of Yemen, it has begun military operations in the Gulf nation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and emphasized that despite escalation, negotiations remain the only option for ultimately resolving the crisis.



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