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UN suspends all Syria aid convoys after air strike

The United Nations has suspended all aid convoy movements in Syria after an air strike hit a 31-truck convoy late on Monday, U.N. humanitarian aid spokesman Jens Laerke said on Tuesday.

Sep 20, 2016, 16:21 PM IST

Syria ceasefire, brokered by US and Russia, largely holds; aid preparations underway

A nationwide ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was mostly holding across Syria on Tuesday and efforts to deliver badly needed aid to besieged areas including the northern city of Aleppo got cautiously underway.

Sep 13, 2016, 23:15 PM IST

Turkey urges Syria ground operation; UN prepares aid convoys

The United Nations announced aid convoys are being sent to besieged towns in Syria.

Feb 17, 2016, 02:06 AM IST

Aid convoy reaches Syrian rebel-held area: Report

A convoy carrying medical aid entered the besieged rebel-controlled Douma area near the Syrian capital on Saturday, the official SANA news agency reported, citing the Syrian Red Crescent.

Feb 14, 2016, 00:29 AM IST

Billions pledged for Syria as tens of thousands flee bombardments

Donor nations pledged on Thursday to give billions of dollars in aid to Syrians as world leaders gathered for a conference to tackle the world`s worst humanitarian crisis, with Turkey reporting a new exodus of tens of thousands fleeing air strikes.

Feb 04, 2016, 18:54 PM IST

Syria welcomes UN aid to besieged towns as children eat grass to survive

The Syrian Government has approved the United Nations bid for aid deliveries to three besieged towns in the country where children eat grass to survive.

Feb 02, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

UN appeals for nearly $8 bln for Syria aid

 With the war in Syria headed for a sixth year, UN agencies on Tuesday appealed for $7.73 billion in funding to help 22.5 million people affected by the conflict.

Jan 13, 2016, 03:12 AM IST

US pledges $135 mln in additional Syria aid after UN warnings

The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Syrian war on Saturday, much of it to help the United Nations with a funding shortfall it had warned could force it to scale back food distribution.

Nov 23, 2014, 09:37 AM IST

UN Security Council to vote Monday on Syria aid access resolution

The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution to allow aid access at four border crossings into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent, said Western diplomats, who were hopeful Russia and China will support the move.

Jul 12, 2014, 06:14 AM IST

Syria aid still stalled after UN resolution

World powers have passed a landmark Security Council resolution demanding an end to restrictions on humanitarian operations in Syria, but aid workers doubt it has the punch to make Damascus grant access and let stuck convoys deliver vital supplies.

Feb 25, 2014, 21:51 PM IST

UN officials welcome Syria aid resolution

Senior UN officials Saturday welcomed a resolution on Syria`s humanitarian crisis, calling for boosting aid access across the war-torn country and easing the suffering of millions of people in desperate need.

Feb 23, 2014, 01:37 AM IST

Australia to give additional aid to Syria

Australia will contribute 10 million AU dollars ($8.92 million) to help people affected by the conflict in Syria, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday.

Jan 16, 2014, 11:04 AM IST

US, Gulf Arab states pledge $1 billion in fresh Syria aid

Donors including the United States and wealthy Gulf Arab countries pledged $1 billion on Wednesday for UN humanitarian efforts in Syria, devastated by almost three years of civil war.

Jan 15, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

Charities pledge $400 million to Syria aid: Kuwait agency

Non-governmental organizations have promised to donate a combined $400 million for humanitarian aid for Syria ahead of an international donor conference to be held in Kuwait, the Gulf state`s official news agency KUNA said on Tuesday.

Jan 14, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

Iran and UN discuss getting more aid to Syria

The UN humanitarian chief met with officials with Iran`s government, calling on Sunday on the unwavering backer of Syria`s government to provide more humanitarian assistance to civilians caught in that country`s civil war.

Sep 16, 2013, 08:37 AM IST

US to double aid to Syria opposition

The United States said Sunday it would double its aid to Syria`s opposition, including with new non-lethal military equipment, but paid no heed to calls for arms supplies or a direct intervention.

Apr 21, 2013, 09:19 AM IST

US mulls stepped up aid for Syria as G8 meets

The United States is mulling ways to step up support for the Syrian opposition, a top US official said Wednesday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry and G8 ministers were to meet rebel leaders.

Apr 10, 2013, 16:15 PM IST