Russia, China Veto on Syria
Russia an China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have referred the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
More than 162,000 dead in Syria
More than 162,000 people have died in the Syrian war, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human rights. Up to 80,836 were civilians including 8,607 children and 5,586 women.
Link: Health workers, patients under attack - Human Rights Watch
(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. The report, released in advance of a meeting on May 19 to 24, 2014, of health ministers from around the world, called on governments […]
Link: 33.3 million people displaced by war last year
Conflict and violence uprooted a record 33.3 million people within their countries last year, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today, which adds that 63 per cent of them are in five countries – Syria, Colombia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, the UN news services informs.
UN, Syria and the Humanitarian Aid
The humanitarian aid to the Syrian people affected by the war is not reaching many of those in need because of the way the UN is operating according to the international law, through the Syrian authorities. People in areas under the control of the rebels are frequently out of reach because the government denies the […]
Military spending falls in the West, rises everywhere else
World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012. The fall comes from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all other regions. In fact, military spending in the rest of the world excluding the USA increased by 1.8 per cent, according to SIPRI.
Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days
The Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats in just four days, said the UNHCR.
War-torn Syria plans to hold elections - Features - Al Jazeera English
War-torn Syria plans to hold elections – Despite widespread death, destruction and displacement, Assad government will hold presidential polls by July – Al Jazeera.
Lack of donations for the Syrians affected by the war
The lack of fund donations has forced the UN to reduce the size of food parcels distributed among the hungry Syrians affected by the war.
More than a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon
The are already more than a million refugees from Syria in Lebanon, according to the UNHCR. Which means that almost one of four residents in the country are now refugees.