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A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information

 Map of SyriaUN concerned about safety of 400,000 people in Raqqa

UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters on 8 November that the UN is following the military operation in Raqqa district with great concern for the safety and security of more than 400,000 people in need, including more than 150,000 internally displaced people. Access to Raqqa has been highly constrained due to insecurity and Da’esh’s restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian assistance. He added that the UN and partners plan to respond to the needs of displaced people through whichever modality is more appropriate, including cross-line and cross-border operations.
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Syrian Crisis United Nations Response No. 171/ 2 November 2016

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 Map of SyriaLarge number of civilians killed as fighting intensifies in Aleppo warns OHCHR

A Spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) told reporters in Geneva on 1 November that there had been reports of intensified shelling by armed opposition groups of civilian-populated areas in Government-controlled western Aleppo. The areas hit by mortars, rockets and other improvised explosive devices (IEDS) had included the neighbourhoods of Salah al-Din, al-Shahbaa, al-Zahraa and al-Hamadaniya.
More than 30 civilians, including at least 10 children, had been reportedly killed and dozens of others injured as a result of the attacks on 29 and 30 October. She added that shelling of opposition-held eastern Aleppo by Government forces and their allies was also continuing.  OHCR warned that all parties in Aleppo were conducting hostilities which were resulting in large numbers of civilian casualties, and creating an atmosphere of terror for those who continued to live in the city. Strikes against hospitals, schools, marketplaces, water facilities and bakeries were now commonplace, and if proven to be intentional, may amount to war crimes.

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UN to join Government in commemorating the National Youth week in Simiyu

DAR ES SALAAM,October 4, 2016-The United Nations in Tanzania will join the Government of Tanzania in commemorating the National Youth week in Simiyu region in Western Tanzania from the 8th to the 14th of October, 2016.
leaving-no-one-behindPart of the activities to be conducted include an exhibition and training for 400 youths around the Sustainable Development Goals on the 13th of October.

Syrian Crisis United Nations Response-No. 164/14 September 2016

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Map of SyriaWelcoming truce in Syria, Secretary-General says the UN is positioned to deliver vital humanitarian aid

At a press conference at UN Headquarters on 14 September, the Secretary-General welcomed the reinstatement of the cessation of hostilities and stressed that the United Nations was positioned to use this critical opportunity to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo as well as to other hard-to-reach and besieged areas across Syria. Mr. Ban called on countries with influence to work towards a political solution. “It is essential that intra-Syrian negotiations resume so that Syria’s long-suffering people feel a real change in their daily lives. Major countries with influence have a duty to use their influence and seize this latest opportunity to pursue a political solution to end this catastrophic conflict”, he added. Continue reading