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U.N. Agencies Call For Additional International Support For War-Torn Syria, Warn Continued Conflict Will Trigger More Suffering

U.N. News: U.N.-E.U. conference on future of Syria opens in Brussels with urgent call for international support
“With the conflict in Syria into its eighth bloody year and human suffering worsening by the day, the United Nations and partners on Tuesday made a major appeal for additional funds [at the opening of a two-day conference in Brussels, co-organized by the European Union, called Supporting the future of Syria and the region], as well as for reinvigorating the stalled U.N.-led Geneva talks…” (4/24).

VOA News: WFP: Battle for Syria’s Idlib Would Trigger Humanitarian Nightmare
“A senior World Food Programme official warns that a Syrian government offensive to wrest the besieged province of Idlib from rebel armed groups would be catastrophic and trigger a humanitarian crisis. Now that the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta has fallen, Idlib remains the last rebel stronghold in Syria…” (Schlein, 4/24).

Xinhua News: WHO calls for increasing investment in health to protect lives in Syria
“The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for increased investments in health to protect the lives of almost 17 million vulnerable men, women, and children inside Syria and in five major neighboring countries. As the international community comes together in Brussels to show support for Syrians and for a political solution to the conflict, critical shortages, insecurity, and disrupted systems have left millions of people in need of health aid in the war-torn country…” (4/24).

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