UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow will visit Lebanon this week to meet refugees from the conflict in Syria. As part of her mission she will appeal for additional international assistance as the needs and numbers of those fleeing Syria continue to rise.
Two Syrian activist groups say about 5,000 people were killed in Syria in August, making it the deadliest month since the uprising began more than 17 months ago. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that 5,440 people, including 4,114 civilians were killed.
At least 384 children have been killed during Syria’s 10-month uprising and virtually the same number have been jailed, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The United Nations offices in Beirut were evacuated on Monday after an alleged bomb threat, Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Tuesday. “A handwritten flier saying that an explosion will take place was found at 01:45 p.m. at the UN offices located in the Gefinor Building in Beirut’s Hamra district,”director of the U.N. Information Center in Beirut […]
The United Nation’s children’s agency has said it has reports that 30 children have been shot dead by gunfire in the clampdown on Syria’s opposition protests over the last number of months.