The water level in the Euphrates River has fallen by more than five meters. “The collapse of water and food production for millions of Syrians and Iraqis is imminent,” said Karsten Hansen, regional director of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Diana Semaan- Amnesty International Syria Researcher
If the international community, and particularly Russia, does not intervene to pressure Syrian authorities to end the siege the residents of Daraa have little hope of an end to their suffering in sight.
President Michel Aoun expressed his deepest sorrows in his comments on the Akkar massacre, as did his son-in-law Gebran Bassil. But will they also express regrets that it is their representatives protecting Akkar’s smugglers? And will they agree to lifting immunity if necessary?
After a yearlong inquiry, the investigative unit of Swiss media group Tamedia can now confirm that most of the chemicals meant to produce Voltaren never reached their destination. A former Syrian general fears they were used to manufacture chemical weapons.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Denmark are seeing their residency permits revoked and being threatened to be sent back to “safe” Damascus. According to human rights organizations, Danish policy clearly violates the 1951 Refugee Convention.