Archive for January 15th, 2019


Thousands of Syrians in ‘Life and Death’ Struggle amid Harsh Conditions in Remote Desert Camp

Human Wrongs Watch

Conditions in a makeshift Syrian camp near the border with Jordan are “increasingly desperate” and “have become a matter of life and death”, United Nations officials warned on 15 January 2019, after at least eight children died there from extreme cold and a lack of medical care.

WFP | Pictured here, children at Rukban settlement in Syria. (file photo)
The development comes as the newly appointed UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pederson, arrived in Damascus, for his first meeting with the Government, since taking over from veteran UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura.
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