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  • 19 Oct 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian state media outlet Pravda this week attacked United States intentions to prohibit Syria from production of chlorine and other toxic chemicals (to restrict alleged production of chemical weapons). There are multiple, independent
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report ALEPPO Relief Web More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo have been without running water for five days, as battles rage around key water infrastructure and power to pumping stations is cut, leaving civilians at risk of water-borne diseases. Residents on both
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on September 27th that some 250,000 people, including over 100,000 children, in eastern Aleppo have to drink unsafe or contaminated water. The report comes a week after airstrikes last
  • 9 Sep 2016- 12:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Seventy-three NGOs and aid groups have suspended co-operation with the United Nations (UN) in Syria citing concerns that the regime of Bashar al-Assad has gained “significant and substantial” influence over humanitarian relief
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The United Nations this week called for a pause in hostilities in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo to allow humanitarian access to repair damaged electricity and water networks and provide assistance to people in need. The UN Office for
  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for immediate access to deliver urgently needed nutritional supplements, clean water, medicines, and health supplies to thousands of people forced to flee the Syrian city of Aleppo in
  • 28 Jul 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an 60,000 in the Manbij area have been cut off from aid over the last three weeks, a group of 24 international relief organizations warned in a joint statement this week. The groups called on
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart, Kohir Rasulzoda, reiterating his country’s opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The letter came after Tajik President Imomali
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Aid convoys have reached the Syrian cities of Afrin, in Aleppo Governorate, and Al Waer, in Homs, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported last week. The convoys have delivered emergency
  • 12 May 2016- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic this week condemned “in the strongest terms” the recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Syria. In a statement issued
  • 23 Feb 2016- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed deep “alarm” at the situation in Syria’s Aleppo region, where people have no water or electricity, and more than 70,000 have now fled their homes. "The most basic
  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria A partnership between the European Union and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided more than 700,000 people in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo with access to drinking water. Hanaa Singer, UNICEF’s representative in
  • 28 Oct 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization (WHO) this week reported a suspected case of cholera in northern Syria. The victim, a 5-year-old boy in rural Aleppo, died before infection could be confirmed, according to WHO spokesperson Christian
  • 2 Sep 2015- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week joined the list of organizations warning that water is being used a weapon by warring groups in strife-torn Syria. Marianne Gasser, head of the ICRC delegation to Syria,
  • 26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan There is growing evidence that Syria’s warring parties are using water cut-offs as a weapon, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said this week. Some 5 million people throughout the country have experienced lengthy and sometimes

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