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The actress has drawn attention to Syrian and Russian bombing of hospitals.

The four-minute 'soundscape' is a collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma's non-profit Silkroad and the UNOCHA.

Israel orders wave of new house demolitions in Jerusalem

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel orders wave of new house demolitions in Jerusalem

Several families in East Jerusalem are at risk of homelessness following the latest demolition orders by Israeli authorities.

Israel demolished nearly 80 Palestinian structures in September: Report

The New Arab Staff

Israel demolished nearly 80 Palestinian structures in September: Report

In September, Israel demolished 76 Palestinian owned homes, schools and other vital structures.

Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

The New Arab Staff

Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

Israeli authorities plan to demolish a newly built primary school in a remote Palestinian village.

The New Arab Staff

Israel court orders demolition of East Jerusalem mosque

Silwan residents have been given 21 days to challenge a demolition order issued against Qaqaa Bin Amr mosque, as Israel ramps up its campaign of razing East Jerusalem's Palestinian buildings.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel razing more Palestinian homes despite virus: UN

March to August 2020 saw the highest average rate for Palestinian home demolitions and confiscations by Israeli authorities in four years, ...

The New Arab

US condemns deadly violence in Sudan's West Darfur

At least 65 people have been killed and around 30,000 displaced, according to UNAMID and UNOCHA.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib's healthcare ravaged by months of bombing

Months of bombing have left healthcare in opposition areas of Syria in dire condition.

UN department criticised for tasteless tweet on Idlib massacres

The New Arab

UN department criticised for tasteless tweet on Idlib massacres

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has been criticised for a tweet on airstrikes on Syria's Idlib.

Marika Sosnowski and Paul Hastings

Assad regime maintains strangle-hold over humanitarian access in Syria

Comment: The Syrian regime is consolidating its monopoly over who can access humanitarian aid, write Marika Sosnowski and Paul Hastings.

'Catastrophic' tropical storm kills three in Oman, Yemen

The New Arab & agencies

'Catastrophic' tropical storm kills three in Oman, Yemen

At least three people were killed and dozens injured by flash flooding in Yemen and neighbouring Oman.

Multi-billion dollar donor pledge for Syrian refugee aid 'inadequate'

The New Arab & agencies

Multi-billion dollar donor pledge for Syrian refugee aid 'inadequate'

International donors have pledged $4.4 billion in aid for 2018 for civilians caught up in the Syrian civil war - well short of a UN target.

Syria blocks aid into Ghouta as donors pledge $4.4bn

The New Arab & agencies

Syria blocks aid into Ghouta as donors pledge $4.4bn

The Syrian regime is yet to allow UN humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta since retaking it two weeks ago, as $4.4bn pledged toward Syria is ...

Bring Syria to peace talks, EU tells Russia, Iran

The New Arab

Bring Syria to peace talks, EU tells Russia, Iran

The second round of Brussels talks on the future of Syria will see the EU press Assad backers Russia and Iran to engage in UN peace efforts.

The New Arab & agencies

Donors set to pledge billions for Syria

International donors are expected to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib.

The New Arab & agencies

UN aid chief says $8bn needed to help Syrians

Mark Lowcock said a huge sum needs to be raised at a donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday to help Syrians affected by the bloody civil war.

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 100,000 displaced by Syrian regime's Idlib offensive

Bashar al-Assad's forces, backed by Russia, launched an offensive at the end of 2017 to capture Idlib province, the last remaining area still ...

The New Arab

Red Cross driver killed in S. Sudan ambush

An ambush on a humanitarian aid convoy left a Red Cross driver dead in South Sudan, the organisation said on Saturday.

South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

The New Arab

South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

South Sudan is the most difficult place in the world for aid workers, a senior UN official said on Friday, with at least 15 killed so far in ...

Paola Tamma

Yemen's Houthis announce food rationing system to appease protests

The Houthi-controlled ministry announced plans to pay civil servants in food rations, amidst frequent reports of aid capture.

1.8 million people in Aleppo without safe drinking water

The New Arab

1.8 million people in Aleppo without safe drinking water

Almost 2 million people in war-ravaged Aleppo have been without safe drinking water for more than a week with the UN coordinating an emergency ...

UN: Act now to prevent Syria's humanitarian crisis worsening

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

UN: Act now to prevent Syria's humanitarian crisis worsening

A UN official has warned the Security Council to ensure aid to Syria was properly funded and delivered to those trapped by conflict to prevent ...

World's response to Syria refugee crisis is 'pitiful': Amnesty

Zak Brophy

World's response to Syria refugee crisis is 'pitiful': Amnesty

Rights group says the international community - and in particular Gulf countries - has contributed to catastrophe by failing to offer protection ...

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