MIDDLE EAST

Airstrikes, shelling continue in Syria despite Security Council’s ceasefire call – top UN officials


Syria: ‘Actions, not words’ needed to save lives in East Ghouta – UN humanitarian wing


UN can help, but Yemen’s warring parties must make concessions, commit to peace – outgoing UN envoy


UN peacekeeping chief wraps up three-day visit to Lebanon


Syrian refugee children in Jordan deprived of the most basic needs – UNICEF

Eighty five per cent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are living below the poverty line and a staggering 94 per cent of those under five in “multidimensional” poverty,  meaning that they are deprived of some of the most basic needs such as education, health or protection, an assessment by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed.