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Red Cross mission turns back as clashes continue in Homs

By: Bassem Mroue International aid workers were forced to turn back as they tried to enter Homs yesterday as clashes continued there. The setback came despite regime forces and rebels agreeing on Wednesday to a truce to allow trapped civilians … Continue reading

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Syria expels diplomats but allows more humanitarian aid

Syria retaliated Tuesday for last week’s expulsion of its diplomats from Washington and other capitals, barring or expelling foreign envoys from 11 nations, including the United States. But the government of President Bashar Assad also consented to longtime international demands … Continue reading

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Syria OKs limited humanitarian aid

By: John Helprin GENEVA — Syria has agreed to allow humanitarian workers and supplies into four of its provinces hit hardest by violence, a promise of some relief in a nation where 1 million people need aid urgently as a … Continue reading

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U.S. Allocates $12.8 Mln of Humanitarian Aid for Syria

The United States has allocated $12.8 million of humanitarian aid to Syria bringing the total sum of the assistance provided to over $52 million, said Mark Toner, a deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State. Toner told a daily … Continue reading

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Syria permits aid workers to enter

Syria has agreed to allow humanitarian workers and supplies into four of its provinces hit hardest by violence, a promise of some relief in a nation where one million people need aid urgently due to the fighting. At the same … Continue reading

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U.N., Syria at odds over control of aid distribution: envoys

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS  - Damascus wants to manage the delivery of all humanitarian aid to a million people in need of assistance as a result of the 14-month-old conflict in Syria, but the United Nations insists on having some … Continue reading

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Getting Aid Into Syria

Protesters in Syria are still being intimidated and murdered by government forces. The status of thousands of detainees remains unclear. And it is estimated that one million civilians are still in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Of that number the … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition groups still awaiting non-lethal aid

By: Oren Dorell Washington – More than a month after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised to provide non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition movement, leaders battling a brutal government crackdown say almost none of that aid has arrived. Clinton … Continue reading

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Syrian women risk lives to smuggle aid to dissidents

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – When the aspirin and alcohol swabs fell from under her clothes at a Syrian army checkpoint, Rania stood petrified, looking first down at her fallen contraband and then up at the soldier who stared … Continue reading

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Ireland: €500,000 pledged in emergency aid to Syria

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says the funds will be made available to the Red Cross and UN agencies operating in Syria. The UN estimates that 7,500 people have died as a result of President Bashar el-Assad’s efforts to crush a … Continue reading

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