Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UN Relief Chief Disappointed by Attack on Syria Aid Convoy  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 09/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expressed deep disappointment after an aid convoy came under fire in a besieged rebel district of the Syrian city Homs, though she vowed to keep pushing to deliver humanitarian assistance to Syria's neediest.



"I am deeply disappointed that the three-day humanitarian pause agreed between the parties to the conflict was broken today and aid workers deliberately targeted," Amos said in a statement.



"Today's events serve as a stark reminder of the dangers that civilians and aid workers face every day across Syria," she said. Saturday's attack threatened a United Nations-led operation to bring food and medicine to 2,500 people in Homs and evacuate civilians trapped by months of fighting in the Syrian city.



The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said mortar fire landed close to its convoy and shots were fired at its trucks, wounding one of its drivers. "I continue to call on those engaged in this brutal conflict to respect the humanitarian pause, ensure the protection of civilians and facilitate the safe delivery of aid," she said.



"The United Nations and our humanitarian partners will not be deterred from doing the best we can to bring aid to those needing our help." Syrian authorities blamed the attacks on rebels but opposition activists said President Bashar al-Assad's forces were responsible for them, as well as earlier mortar fire that delayed the start of the operation on Saturday morning.



The humanitarian deal for Homs was the first concrete result of talks launched two weeks ago in Geneva to try to end the country's nearly three-year-old civil war that has killed over 136,000 people

 


Qatar News Agency




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 1 2015 - UAE's Julphar registers USD381.1m revenue in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) UAE's Julphar registered USD381.1 million revenue in 2014, marking a 5.2 percent increase compared to 2013, Arabian Business reported.The largest Emirati pharmaceutical company said that ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Oil derivatives to go up about 12% starting SundayJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Fuel prices will rise by about 12 per cent with effect from Sunday due to soaring global oil prices, but the price of cooking gas cylinders will remain unchanged, ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Labour ministry to step up crackdown on child labour, MinisterJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The Ministry of Labour on Tuesday announced it will take stricter measures to curb child labour, and minister Nidal Qatamin said firms or installations proven to have ...

 Mar 1 2015 - King, Putin discuss ties, regional developmentsJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) His Majesty King Abdullah II on Saturday discussed with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, the latest developments in the Middle East and ways to address them to enhance ...

 Mar 1 2015 - King receives congratulatory cables on 59th anniversary of army ArabisationJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) His Majesty King Abdullah II received cables of congratulations on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the Arabisation of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) which falls ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Jordan's agricultural exports rise by 15 percent in 2014Jordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Jordanian food and agricultural exports rose by 15 percent in 2014 to JD1.1 billion, compared to JD981 million in 2013.Further, Agriculture Minister Akef Al Zu'b said in ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Helicopter that Carried Sudan's Vice President Catches FireSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) An airport official says a helicopter that had carried Sudan's Vice President caught fire after landing hard following a strong crosswind.Salah Salam, the director of ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Medical Team Announces Successful Separation of Yemeni Conjoined Siamese TwinSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The medical and surgical team specialized in Siamese twins' separation announced today a success of separating Yemeni conjoined Siamese twin at King Abdulaziz Medical ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Donates $ 1 Million for Islamic Museum in AustraliaSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Saudi Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand Nabil bin Mohammed Al Saleh has announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated $ 1 million in financial support to the ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Sponsor the Second International Conference on King Abdulaziz HistorySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will sponsor the 2nd International Conference on the history of King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help