19 Feb 2020

UN calls for Syria ceasefire as children die in freezing conditions

The UN’s envoy to Syria has repeated calls for an immediate ceasefire as the humanitarian situation in the north west of the country continues to deteriorate.

Almost a million people – half of them children – have been pushed by President Assad’s advancing forces towards the border with Turkey.

The UN today confirmed that civilians have been killed in regime-led attacks on several refugee camps. And the freezing conditions mean children are dying from exposure to