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Red Cross to pluck wounded from Syria’s Homs

By: Stephanie Nebehay and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – Aid teams stood ready on Wednesday to enter the contested Syrian city of Homs to evacuate people trapped and wounded by 10 days of fighting between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar … Continue reading

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More than a million need aid in Syria

By: David Randall and Azar Zaidi At least 1.5 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance in Syria, aid agencies said yesterday – evidence that the impact of what is now a civil war goes far beyond the probable 10,000 dead … Continue reading

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Editorial: Revolution, conspiracy or civil war? Yes

After a spectacular clear morning walking in the older parts of Istanbul and a visit to the Grand Bazaar, I took in a discussion of Syria this afternoon at Bahçeşehir University moderated with distinction by Samir Aita of le Monde … Continue reading

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Red Cross handing out aid in Syria’s Homs

Red Cross teams began handing out food and blankets in central Homs province on Sunday after days of delays, helping families who fled the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr and took shelter in nearby villages. Government forces have blocked humanitarian … Continue reading

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Video: Syria crisis still dire despite outside help

It has been a month since the arrival of the UN monitors in Syria, and nearly three months since the mission of the Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent began in the country. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports.

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Some Syria violence amounts to civil war, Red Cross says

Fighting has been so intense in parts of Syria that at times the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has qualified as a localised civil war, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday. Jakob … Continue reading

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UN envoy says world must prevent civil war in Syria

International mediator Kofi Annan said on Tuesday the world cannot allow Syria to descend into full-scale civil war and that the day may come to take a “different tack” than his peace plan. Annan, speaking to reporters in Geneva after … Continue reading

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Mass displacements in Syria, ICRC says

Tens of thousands of Syrians are displaced by a crisis entering its second year with few signs of relief, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. The ICRC issued an appeal for $27 million to support its efforts in … Continue reading

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Arab League, Red Cross warn Syria heading to civil war

By: Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Lebanon – Security forces killed at least 10 people in fighting across Syria on Tuesday, activists said, in a 14-month-old revolt that the Red Cross and Arab League warned was becoming a civil war. Across Syria, clashes between … Continue reading

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‘1.5 mln in Syria lack basics, number of prisoners unknown’

Fighting in parts of Syria has morphed into local guerrilla wars, the Red Cross said Tuesday, where the number of prisoners remains unknown and 1.5 million people need help getting food, water, shelter, power and sanitation. Fighting in the central … Continue reading

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