At least five children drowned when boats carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar sank early on Wednesday, Bangladesh border guards told AFP.
The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution allowing aid to cross the border without the Syrian regime's consent.
Four months after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding unimpeded access to people in need of assistance in Syria, relief agencies continue to face obstacles to aid delivery while the needs continue to grow and are now outpacing response efforts, the United Nations humanitarian chief reported today.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has urged the international community to unify ranks and immediately change its policy on Syria, where the war continues to worsen unabated within its borders. “The least the world can do is prevent the systematic genocide of innocent people and ensure international protection to them,” said Prince Saud.”
The last of Syria’s acknowledged stockpile of chemical weapons has been handed over to Western governments for destruction, the organization charged with overseeing the elimination of such weapons said Monday.
Report says government forces are behind most attacks on hospitals, doctors and nurses.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed yet again for the international community to help bring the rival Syrian parties closer on concrete measures to end the conflict, saying “it is not enough for representatives of the Government and opposition to be in the same room, what matters most is what they do there.”