BEIRUT -- The media have played a pivotal role in highlighting the suffering in Madaya, but this attention must not fade away. Such attention is crucial to help ensure that further aid deliveries are allowed into Madaya, as well as all other besieged civilian areas, and that ultimately these sieges are lifted once and for all.
He finally made it safely to the lands of Mozart and Beethoven.
An extraordinary odyssey, in his own words.
"The vulnerability of civilians in Yarmouk remains of the highest severity."
We, the international community, must speak out for the people left starving by Syria's civil war. All across Syria, civilians are routinely being blocked from receiving the food needed to survive. The world cannot turn its back on these innocent war victims.
Sami was one of the pioneers of the revolution in a time when the revolution meant hope. He participated in the demonstration that took place in the Omayyad mosque. I remember the day. I saw him near the mosque one Friday in June 2011; he smiled at me and told me he would come over later that night.
UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl and another senior U.N. official are in the Syrian capital to find ways to ease
This Jan. 6, 2014 photo shows a child sitting on a broken sidewalk after hearing that Syrian authorities would allow civilians
Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has called for civilians to be evacuated. Since taking
"Yarmouk is a test, a challenge for the international community. We must not fail. The credibility of the international system