UN’s Zeid decries hunger in Syrian siege, demands aid access

Above, two-and-a-half year old Hala Al-Nufi, who suffers from a metabolic disorder which is worsening due to the siege and food shortages in the eastern Ghouta. (Reuters)
Updated 27 October 2017
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UN’s Zeid decries hunger in Syrian siege, demands aid access

GENEVA: The humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus is an outrage and parties to the conflict must allow food and medicine to reach at least 350,000 trapped Syrians, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein said on Friday.
“The shocking images of what appear to be severely malnourished children that have emerged in recent days are a frightening indication of the plight of people in Eastern Ghouta, who are now facing a humanitarian emergency,” Zeid said in a statement.


Iranian FM summons Pakistan’s ambassador over bombing attack

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Iranian FM summons Pakistan’s ambassador over bombing attack

Iranian foreign ministry summons Pakistan's ambassador over deadly suicide bombing attack, reported by Tasnim news agency

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