Tag: Syria

The Siena International Photo Awards

A powerful photograph of a one-legged Syrian father holding his son born without lower or upper limbs has been recognized as the Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) 2021 photo of the year. Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan was recognized as the overall winner with his photo “Hardship of Life.” https://sipacontest.com/

Ex-UN Syria envoy says he quit to avoid having to shake Assad’s hand

Staffan de Mistura, the former UN special envoy to Syria, has said he quit the post last year because he realised Bashar al-Assad had won the territorial civil war in Syria and he could not bring himself to shake the president’s hand.
He also said he was furious when Russia and the US reached a deal in autumn 2016, before the US election, to de-escalate the civil war by grounding the Syrian air force and separating al-Nusra terrorist forces from the Syrian opposition – a deal that fell apart after a Syrian army attack on a UN aid convoy killed more than 20 people..more:.TheGuardian

How UN Humanitarian Aid in Syria Has Propped Up Assad

Image result for How UN Humanitarian Aid Has Propped Up Assad…UN agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have permitted the Assad regime to take control of the $30 billion international humanitarian response, using donor funds to skirt sanctions and subsidize the government’s war effort. The bulk of these billions in diverted funds are from the same Western governments that imposed the sanctions…more: foreignaffairs