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: UN health agency ‘unable to sustain’ operations without significant funding increase



Ahead of next week’s third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency’s top official in the country said today that more than 16 million Syrians and Syrian refugees are in need of health support, but that she had so far received no new funding to meet the $124 million needed to finance humanitarian operations in the country this year.


At Security Council, Ban urges action to end violence against religious, ethnic minorities in Middle East

Millions of lives in the Middle East – and the very social fabric of entire countries – are at stake, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned this morning, calling for urgent action from the Security Council to end the religiously and ethnically-motivated violence sweeping the region and end impunity for those committing crimes against humanity.



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