Russia-backed Syrian regime onslaught in Idlib province has reached a "horrifying new level," says Mark Lowcock, UN head of relief affairs, adding babies are dying of cold because aid camps are full.
In an attempt to threaten Turkey over its limited cross-border operation in Syria, many European countries discontinued selling arms to Ankara, while they continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia to fuel its full-scale war in Yemen.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock tells Security Council to take action to end the "carnage" in Syria's Idlib province, saying the Council members have "done nothing for 90 days as the carnage continues in front of your eyes."
Despite submitting their coordinates to third parties as part of the UN’s ‘deconfliction system’, some 26 Syrian healthcare facilities appear to have been targeted in deliberate attacks, the UN has reported.
At least 38 people died after Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique, according to the country's disaster management institute.
Yemeni suffering enters its fifth year with no end in sight, and with no allies in the media to hold the aggressors accountable.
The United Nations calls for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai.
Total falls short of what the UN says is needed. It says $3.3 billion is required to help meet Syria's own aid needs this year, plus a further $5.5 billion to support neighbouring countries where most Syrians are seeking refuge.
Remaining 13 members of the UNSC vote in favour of the resolution drafted by Sweden and Kuwait that renews action first taken by the council in 2014 to allow aid deliveries into then rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings.
The UN humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 11 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people require some form of aid.
The US Treasury has announced sanctions targeting four individuals and five entities that have supplied fuel to the Syrian regime.
The UNSC meeting comes as civilians in Syria's eastern Ghouta shunned Russia's offer to quit the besieged enclave for a second day, as opposition forces and Moscow blamed each other for the humanitarian deadlock.
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